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Supreme Court rules narrowly for trucker in overtime case

Legal News Line Mar. 1, 2007, 8:02am

Justice Barbara Madsen SPOKANE -- Washington's interstate truck drivers are entitled to overtime pay no matter where they work during the extra hours, the Washington Supreme Court ruled today.

SC won't hear hospital's appeal in self-insured doctor's case

John O'Brien Mar. 1, 2007, 10:24am

CAMC General Hospital CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Dr. R.E. Hamrick often wondered why, if he'd never paid out a medical malpractice claim, his medical malpractice insurance premium was so high.

Oregon AG nabs tobacco black-marketers dodging high tax rates

Legal News Line Mar. 1, 2007, 10:24am

Hardy Myers SALEM -- Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers today announced a swathe of arrests in a crime as old as taxation itself.

W.Va. AG hands out more settlement money

Chris Dickerson Mar. 1, 2007, 2:11pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In a span of two weeks after promising otherwise, Attorney General Darrell McGraw handed out $500,000 in lawsuit settlement money.

Attorney: AG Hood misrepresenting State Farm's position

John O'Brien Mar. 1, 2007, 4:15pm

Hood Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood sounded as confused as most observers when he tried to explain to a House subcommittee how State Farm Insurance Co. is applying its policies to homeowners claims after Hurricane Katrina, an insurance attorney said Thursday.

Gov. doesn't want AG on team in Federal subpoena fight

Legal News Line Mar. 2, 2007, 5:45am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The public rift between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Governor Rod Blagojevich is growing deeper.

Classes in class-action suits must meet guidelines, SC rules

Legal News Line Mar. 2, 2007, 9:19am

Justice Dale Wainwright AUSTIN -- The Texas Supreme Court decertified a class action lawsuit in a unanimous but lengthy opinion released today.

Doctor's orders, not medical basis, still the Workers' Comp standard in Delaware

John O'Brien Mar. 2, 2007, 3:18pm

Berger DOVER, Del. - The Delaware Supreme Court recently held a doctor's no work order is good enough for a Workers' Compensation claimant to receive total disability benefits, even if no medical basis is shown for it.

W.Va. group sends AG sunblock in case open governbill bill passes

Chris Dickerson Mar. 3, 2007, 10:00am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A tube of sunblock protection has been sent to West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw in anticipation that an open government bill in the state Legislature will become law.

Lawyer taking on Starbucks not registered with state

Legal News Line Mar. 5, 2007, 1:45am

A parking lot slip-and-fall outside a Starbucks establishment is the cause of a recent personal injury action brought against the corporation. The plaintiff is represented by Lawrence P. Maya of Chicago's Deer & Stone, P.C.

Both candidates get airing in divided Supreme Court race

Legal News Line Mar. 5, 2007, 7:55am

Annette Ziegler It was a busy weekend for followers of the battleground race for the vacant seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Supreme Court 'taxing' class-action cases by delay, says opponent

Legal News Line Mar. 5, 2007, 8:49am

A Texas-based legal observer and class-action proponent has slammed last Friday's Supreme Court decision in a long-running class-action suit trial.

Governor's self-interest drops Madigan from suit: critic

Legal News Line Mar. 5, 2007, 10:38am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's move to dump Attorney General Lisa Madigan as his advocate in a controversial case is taking a hammering.

NAAG spring meeting kicks off

John O'Brien Mar. 5, 2007, 6:46pm

John Walsh spoke Monday at the National Association of Attorneys General annual meeting in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jason Turner) WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Attorneys General, currently holding its annual spring meeting, is celebrating its 100th year -- though President Thurbert Baker isn't sure of what after talking with an attendee.

Securities industry asks for help from AGs

John O'Brien Mar. 5, 2007, 6:50pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The President-Elect of the oldest securities association in the United States on Monday asked for cooperation from the state attorneys general attending the National Association of Attorneys General spring meeting.

AG Rowe: Real ID won't work

John O'Brien Mar. 5, 2007, 7:28pm

Maine AG Steven Rowe spoke Monday at the National Association of Attorneys General spring meeting. (Photo by Jason Turner) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe's position on the REAL ID Act of 2005 couldn't have been any clearer Monday during the National Association of Attorneys General spring meeting.

Supreme Court ruling keeps Idaho's water flowing downstream

Legal News Line Mar. 6, 2007, 8:35am

Justice Linda Copple Trout BOISE -- The towns and farmlands of eastern Idaho are safe from being dried-out, for the time being, thanks to a unanimous ruling yesterday by the Idaho Supreme Court.

U.S. Chamber speaks to NAAG

John O'Brien Mar. 6, 2007, 6:14pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Counterfeiting and piracy are becoming larger problems and costing people their jobs, members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told the National Association of Attorneys General Tuesday.

Business, AGs growing apart, former Solicitor General says

John O'Brien Mar. 6, 2007, 6:55pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A former legal advisor to President Clinton warned state attorneys general Tuesday that there is a growing problem between them and big businesses.

High-flying Missouri trial lawyer faces billing fraud charges

Legal News Line Mar. 7, 2007, 6:30am

Ken McClain