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§5-3-4. Annual report to Governor, President of the Senate and Speaker of the House.

(a) The Attorney General shall annually, on or before November 1, deliver to the Governor, President of the Senate and Speaker of the House a report detailing:

(1) The state and condition of the several causes, in which the state is a party, pending in courts mentioned in section two of this article.

(2) The use of any fee arrangements as provided in subsection (h), section three-a of this article with private attorneys in the preceding year. At a minimum, the report shall:

(A) Identify all new fee arrangements entered into during the year and all previously executed fee arrangements that remain current during any part of the year and for each contract describe:

(i) The name of the private attorney with whom the state has contracted, including the name of the attorney's law firm;

(ii) The nature and status of the legal matter;

(iii) The name of the parties to the legal matter;

(iv) The amount of the recovery; and

(v) The amount of any legal fees paid.

(B) Include copies of any written determinations made pursuant to section three-a of this article during the year.

(b) The Attorney General’s annual report shall be posted on the Attorney General’s website within thirty days of submitting the report to the Governor, President of the Senate and Speaker of the House and shall remain posted on the website for at least two years thereafter.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be considered to require the Attorney General to report or disclose any information protected by the attorney-client or other privilege.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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