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2 W.Va. agencies join lawsuit against drug company Cardinal Health after AG Morrisey's recusal
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, January 31, 2014 6:52 AM EST
Two West Virginia agencies are joining a lawsuit against an Ohio drug company, alleging its negligent practices have helped fuel the state's pain pill abuse epidemic.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recused himself in August from the lawsuit filed by the office because his wife lobbies for the company in Washington, D.C.
The suit was filed during former Attorney General Darrell McGraw's last term. Morrisey defeated McGraw in the 2012 general election.
The Charleston Gazette reports that outside lawyers handling the case will now report to the heads of the other departments and their agencies' attorneys.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com