Attorney General obtains judgment against contractor who scammed Joplin tornado victims. Attorney General Chris Koster announced a consent judgment against Clark Baxter of Sustainable Design, Inc. for the failure to provide construction material and home-repair services paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of California has ruled that the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 does not violate the principle of separation of powers under the California Constitution and that the Federal Arbitration Act does not preempt a state law that prohibits waiver of PAGA representative actions in an employment contract.
Baxter SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, upheld a binding arbitration provision in a homeowners association's governing documents.
Caldwell BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Eight drug makers have settled fraud charges brought by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell for a combined $38 million.
Kennard SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court said this week the state's charter cities have the right to establish their own policies concerning government-mandated construction wage rates, also known as prevailing wages, on purely municipal construction projects.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. reportedly will pay more than $250 million to settle nearly 100 lawsuits over the sedative propofol.
Werdegar SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Assembly Bill 1X 26 and struck down Assembly Bill 1X 27 on Thursday, resolving challenges filed by multiple organizations and cities.
Suttell PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - A Rhode Island lawyer who made an unsuccessful run for attorney general in 2010 is suing the state's Supreme Court chief justice and others in federal court for an "unfounded" investigation of his law practice.