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Garlock seeking info from asbestos firms to boost racketeering claims

Oct. 2, 2015, 10:38am by John O'Brien

Some asbestos law firms are being dragged into racketeering lawsuits against their colleagues. Now that a federal judge has affirmed its right to do so, Garlock Sealing Technologies recently issued subpoenas to 29 law firms, including Baron & Budd, Brayton Purcell and Williams Kherker Hart Boundas. more...

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Daymar College to pay more than $12 million to settle Ky. AG's consumer protection lawsuit

Oct. 5, 2015, 8:22am by Emily Moore

The Attorney General's Office will receive $1.2 million from the deal.

D.C. AG holds initial Labor Advisory Committee meeting

Oct. 5, 2015, 8:15am by Emily Moore

The committee was formed to keep the Attorney General's Office abreast of important labor issues in the District.

Federal lawmakers to participate in online discussion of patent reform bills

Oct. 2, 2015, 1:21pm by Jessica Karmasek

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie will take questions on the PATENT Act and Innovation Act as part of a Google Hangout next week.

Texas attorney general seeks injunction against new EPA water rule

Oct. 2, 2015, 12:21pm by Emily Moore

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked a federal judge to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new water rule that expands the federal governments jurisdiction over navigable waters under the Clean Water Act.

Massachusetts seeks accurate, fair use of personal data

Oct. 2, 2015, 12:02pm by Emily Moore

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for fair use of public data shared by businesses that can potentially harm consumers when reported inaccurately.

Investor sues Chrysler, alleging vehicle flaws means lower stock returns

Oct. 2, 2015, 11:53am by Molly English-Bowers

An investor is suing Chrysler, alleging public misrepresentations or omissions of the company's value by the defendant.

CFPB announces new rules to increase access to credit in underserved markets

Oct. 2, 2015, 11:42am by LocalLabs News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal News Line) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday changes to mortgage regulations to ensure responsible lending by small creditors.

Google, Microsoft agree to end patent litigation

Oct. 2, 2015, 11:34am by Jessica Karmasek

Under the agreement announced this week, the two companies will dismiss all pending patent infringement litigation between them.

Long-time Vermont AG says he won’t seek re-election

Oct. 2, 2015, 10:16am by Jessica Karmasek

Bill Sorrell, who was appointed to the office in 1997, has run for and won re-election a record nine times.

University of Michigan law professor appointed to state SC

Oct. 1, 2015, 2:10pm by Jessica Karmasek

Gov. Rick Snyder has chosen Joan Larsen to fill the vacancy left by former Justice Mary Beth Kelly.