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AG Carter lawsuit results in 33K in violations

John O'Brien Apr. 2, 2007, 2:12pm

Carter INDIANAPOLIS - A credit organization will have to pay nearly $35,000 as the result of a lawsuit filed against it by Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter, though only $772 will be used as restitution.

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Dann, EPA file more charges against landfill operator and recycling center

John O'Brien Apr. 2, 2007, 2:49pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says two companies that own and operate a landfill refuse to abide by court orders.

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States win global warming suit against EPA

John O'Brien Apr. 2, 2007, 4:21pm

Coakley BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is one of 12 attorneys general celebrating a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will require the Bush administration re-examine regulation of carbon dioxide emission from cars.

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Defense disputes consumer giant's award in 'urban-myth' lawsuit

News Service Apr. 3, 2007, 10:00am

P&G's controversial logo A contentious high-stakes Utah case that's become known as the "satanic-rumor suit" is having a devil of a job getting resolved.

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D.C. Court: Jury forgot about pain and suffering

John O'Brien Apr. 3, 2007, 1:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A woman who sued a nursing facility on behalf of her mother will receive a new damages trial that will earn her pain-and-suffering money, the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals recently decided.

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Suit against AG Gansler took too long, Maryland Court says

John O'Brien Apr. 3, 2007, 2:00pm

Gansler ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland's Court of Appeals decided recently that it didn't matter if Attorney General Douglas Gansler didn't meet the requirements for the office since the lawsuit challenging him was filed too late.

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IIGA must cover lost wages in medmal case

John O'Brien Apr. 3, 2007, 3:00pm

Boehm INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's Supreme Court recently decided that a policyholder from a failed insurance company may recover from the Indiana Insurance Guaranty Association for lost wages of a deceased claimant up to the point of payment.

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AG McGraw shuts down site, sues spa

John O'Brien Apr. 3, 2007, 3:00pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has shut down an Internet site that promises television programming for a monthly fee, citing several complaints from his Consumer Protection Division.

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McCollum tops pyramid scheme

John O'Brien Apr. 4, 2007, 3:00pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - An investigation by the Florida Attorney General's office that had already led to eight convictions produced a $1.6 million judgment Wednesday.

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Blumenthal praises proposed "little cigar" regulations

John O'Brien Apr. 4, 2007, 3:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is pleased with recently proposed federal rule changes that would prohibit cigarette manufacturers from calling their product "little cigars."

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Cal. Court ruling could spell end for lead-paint lawsuits

News Service Apr. 5, 2007, 7:00am

Judge Jack Komar Paint manufacturers won a major victory yesterday when a California Superior Court ruled that a county cannot hire outside attorneys on contingency when suing for damages for lead-paint removal.

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Transportation bill passed in Virginia

John O'Brien Apr. 5, 2007, 1:00pm

McDonnell RICHMOND, Va. - A transportation bill backed by Attorney General Bob McDonnell was passed late Wednesday by Virginia's General Assembly.

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Fla. SC won't answer punitive damages question in sexual harassment case

John O'Brien Apr. 5, 2007, 2:00pm

Pariente TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Claiming jurisdiction was carelessly granted to do so, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday decided that it would not answer a certified question regarding an employer's liability for punitive damages.

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Scruggs attacking Insurance Commissioner Dale

John O'Brien Apr. 5, 2007, 3:00pm

Richard Scruggs' attack ad on Insurance Commissioner George Dale A prominent plaintiffs attorney with ties to the Mississippi Attorney General's office recently took out a full-page ad in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger depicting state Insurance Commissioner George Dale as a pig wearing lipstick.

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Blumenthal allowed to back Berlin in court

John O'Brien Apr. 5, 2007, 4:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - After filing a brief in the Town of Berlin's lawsuit against a sex-themed shop, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday discovered that he will be permitted

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Dann to receive boxes of Marsh & McLennan information

John O'Brien Apr. 6, 2007, 1:00pm

Dann CLEVELAND - Insurance brokerage Marsh & McLennan will turn over 614 boxes of subpoenaed information to Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann by the end of the month after signing a stipulated order.

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Pair of Ohio tort reform cases set for argument on same day

John O'Brien Apr. 9, 2007, 4:00pm

COLUMBUS - May 1 may be an important -- and crowded -- day in the Ohio Supreme Court.

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Dann drawing criticism for lead paint suit

John O'Brien Apr. 9, 2007, 5:00pm

Dann COLUMBUS - Being labeled an activist doesn't necessarily bother Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, though his activity has bothered several.

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Nebraskans tell Supreme Court term limits violate Constitutional rights

News Service Apr. 10, 2007, 3:00am

state Sen. Ernie Chambers LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Supreme Court last week began hearing a term-limits challenge that some California lawmakers would dearly loved to see repeated in their state.

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Ziegler faces anxious months before taking Supreme Court seat

News Service Apr. 10, 2007, 5:00am

Justice Ziegler addresses a recent news conference MADISON -- Annette Ziegler's recent election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court hasn't shielded her from a possible state ethics probe.

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