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14th Court of Appeals overturns $43.5M workers' comp verdict

Chris Dickerson Jul. 13, 2017, 11:16am

HOUSTON – Texas’ 14th Court of Appeals has overturned a $43.5 million Brazoria County workers’ comp verdict involving a construction worker who had his leg amputated above the knee.

Jefferson County Courthouse evacuated after bomb threat

Chris Dickerson Jun. 5, 2017, 11:30am

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AGs hail Trump's executive order dismantling the Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson Mar. 28, 2017, 5:04pm

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey was on hand as President Trump signed an executive order blocking the previous administration's Clean Power Plan.

Paxton, others withdraw federal transgender lawsuit

Chris Dickerson Mar. 6, 2017, 11:07am

CHARLESTON — Declaring victory, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas counterpart Ken Paxton have withdrew their coalition’s 13-state lawsuit against former President Obama’s transgender directive.

Federal court hears arguments in EPA Clean Power Plan case

Chris Dickerson Sep. 28, 2016, 10:10am

WASHINGTON — A coalition of states argued in federal court that the EPA has overstepped its authority with proposed emission standards that would require states such as West Virginia to revamp its primary energy source and economic model.

Paxton asks congressional leaders to stop agency overreach

Chris Dickerson Jul. 20, 2016, 10:31am

AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton and a coalition of 14 other state attorneys general in asking Congress to rein in federal agencies that create and enforce regulations.

Texas AG seeks injunction to halt enforcement of Obama's transgender school policy

Chris Dickerson Jul. 8, 2016, 9:09am

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is joining is seeking a nationwide injunction to halt enforcement of the federal government’s directive on transgender students.

11-state coalition, including Texas, sues over bathroom edict

Chris Dickerson May 25, 2016, 2:40pm

AUSTIN — Behind Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia is one of 11 states that filed suit against the U.S.

Texas, W.Va. AGs ask EPA to halt spending on Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson May 25, 2016, 9:27am

AUSTIN — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to stop spending federal tax dollars to comply with the halted Power Plan.

Texas, other states push for stay of EPA Clean Power Plan

Chris Dickerson Dec. 23, 2015, 12:30pm

AUSTIN — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have joined 25 other states asking a federal appeals court to stay the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Clean Power Plan.” The response comes two months after many of those same states sued the EPA, arguing the Power Plan drastically reshuffles the nation’s energy portfolio and does so without congressional authority. Morrisey's office says the bipartisan multi-state coalition believes the harm

Calif. governor says Texas, W.Va. AGs grandstanding on climate issue

Chris Dickerson Dec. 2, 2015, 10:35am

SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown says the attorneys general of West Virginia and Texas are guilty of “crass obstructionism” as they seek to gain momentum against President Obama’s environmental agenda. Last week, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Texas AG Ken Paxton sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry in advance of the United Nations climate summit also known as Paris 2015 and COP21.

Legal reform is good for Texas

Chris Dickerson Mar. 31, 2015, 8:16am

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Texas AG looking into cancer group spending

Chris Dickerson Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

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U.S. SC won’t hear corporate donation case

Chris Dickerson Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The United States Supreme Court on Feb. 25 declined to hear a case that might have eliminated a ban on corporations making direct donations to political candidates. 

**FOR PRINT** AAJ federal judicial plan draws attention

Chris Dickerson Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

MIAMI – An apparent plan by the lobbying group for the nation’s trial lawyers to identify potential federal judicial nominees is drawing the attention of others.

10 AGs, including Abbott, seek legislative help to fix ACA problems

Chris Dickerson Nov. 6, 2013, 2:36pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and nine other state AGs have sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius seeking legislative action to help alleviate problems implementing the Affordable Care Act.

House panel passes asbestos trusts transparency bill

Chris Dickerson May 21, 2013, 7:03pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday passed legislation requiring more transparency from asbestos trusts.

Scruggs’ conviction upheld by federal appeals panel

Chris Dickerson Apr. 14, 2013, 5:16pm

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Federal judge OKs CSB probe of Deepwater Horizon disaster

Chris Dickerson Apr. 2, 2013, 10:03am

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — A federal judge has dismissed Transocean’s request to dismiss subpoenas for records of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

AAJ federal judicial plan draws attention

Chris Dickerson Feb. 25, 2013, 11:53am

MIAMI – An apparent plan by the lobbying group for the nation’s trial lawyers to identify potential federal judicial nominees is drawing the attention of others.