In an unrelated case, Morrisey and his wife both once lobbied for a different pharmaceutical company that's being sued by the state.
Days before he left office, McGraw filed a lawsuit against two companies, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi, concerning the blood thinning medication Plavix.
He hired six private attorneys in the case, according to the West Virginia Record. All of the attorneys contributed to McGraw's 2012 campaign, according to campaign records.
The lawsuit alleges the companies falsely marketed the medication's capabilities.
Morrisey lobbied for Sanofi while he worked for the Sidley Austin LLP, another very large law firm, in the mid-2000s, according to OpenSecrets.com. Sanofi has also paid Capitol Counsel more than $550,000 for lobbying since 2012, according to OpenSecrets.com.
In this case, Morrisey went to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to ask if he should recuse himself. The Public Employees Insurance Agency is represented in the case, which both Morrisey and the governor's staff state makes the governor the client.
That's why Morrisey went to Tomblin on Aug. 2 to ask if he should step aside, Morrisey stated in a letter sent to the governor Aug. 5.
An Aug. 2 letter from Peter Markham, Tomblin's general counsel, thanks Morrisey for telling the office about his wife's employment as a lobbyist. It doesn't say whether Morrisey ever mentioned he lobbied for the company.
After consulting with others in the governor's office, Markham said "it is our recommendation on behalf of the governor that you recuse yourself from the action so as to avoid any appearance of impropriety."
Tomblin spokeswoman Amy Shuler Goodwin said Tuesday this case was the only time she could remember an attorney general asking the governor about recusing himself in a case.
Ryan reaffirmed Morrisey's statements that he was not required to step aside in either the Cardinal or Sanofi cases, but wanted to "avoid the perception" of wrongdoing.
Greear, who Morrisey already said is in charge of the Cardinal and Sanofi cases, is also handling the lawsuit involving Bank of America, Ryan said.
"In all three circumstances, the inherited cases continue to be prosecuted vigorously and have relied upon the same outside counsel appointed by the previous administration," Ryan said in the statement.
Morrisey's office has not provided any documentation to show how Morrisey is not involved in the case. The Daily Mail could not immediately find an office policy defining or pertaining to recusal of the attorney general on the office's website.
Ryan said the office doesn't think there are any other pending matters that might require Morrisey to not be involved.