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Supreme Court rules narrowly for trucker in overtime case

News Service 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.

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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.

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Oregon AG nabs tobacco black-marketers dodging high tax rates

News Service 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.

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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.

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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.

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

News Service 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.

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

News Service 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.

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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.

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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.

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Lawyer taking on Starbucks not registered with state

News Service 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.

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Both candidates get airing in divided Supreme Court race

News Service 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.

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

News Service 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.

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

News Service 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Supreme Court ruling keeps Idaho's water flowing downstream

News Service 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.

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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.

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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.

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