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Lead paint lawsuit tide follows landmark Supreme Court ruling

News Service May. 1, 2007, 9:00am

Justice Louis B. Butler MADISON -- Last month's Wisconsin Supreme Court election that replaced Jon P. Wilcox with controversial fellow-conservative Annette Ziegler is rumored to have cost over $6 million.

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Blumenthal suing three companies

John O'Brien May. 1, 2007, 1:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Claiming they violated state law by making telemarketing calls to individuals on the do-not-call list, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed suit Thursday against three companies.

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Power companies won't receive reimbursement of defense costs

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

Dickson INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Supreme Court decided Tuesday that several power companies currently fighting a federal lawsuit are not entitled to reimbursement for their attorneys fees from their insurance companies.

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Attorney general breaks quickest in 2008 race for Chief Justice

News Service May. 2, 2007, 1:00am

Mike McGrath (center) Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath doesn't believe in letting the grass grow under his feet.

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Governor cites attorney general's stand in nixing tort-reform bill

News Service May. 2, 2007, 3:00am

Gov. Brad Henry OKLAHOMA CITY -- Attorney General Drew Edmondson is no doubt claiming major credit for the decision by his fellow-Democrat, Gov. Brad Henry, to veto a contentious tort-reform bill.

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Supreme Court gives future colleague brief reprieve from charges

News Service May. 2, 2007, 10:00am

Judge Annette Ziegler MADISON -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has put the state's Ethics Board on the clock over its allegations against Supreme Court Justice-elect Annette Ziegler.

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Hood suing State Farm... again

John O'Brien May. 2, 2007, 11:00am

Hood JACKSON, Miss. - For failing to work around a federal judge's rejection of a proposed settlement, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has decided to sue State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.

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Paint companies must start planning lead cleanup

John O'Brien May. 2, 2007, 12:00pm

Lynch PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island Superior Court judge on Monday decided not to grant a stay of the lead-paint abatement planning process by which he'd already ordered three paint companies to abide.

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Blumenthal: Wait on reform before signing contracts

John O'Brien May. 2, 2007, 2:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wants power companies to have to wait until the state's lawmakers can change a few things before agreeing to any contracts.

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Attorney general looks shaky as GOP opponent rakes in donations

News Service May. 3, 2007, 8:00am

Royal Alexander Predictions last month that Louisiana Republicans would aggressively target the state's Democratic attorney general during the forthcoming election cycle appear to be coming true.

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McGraw still batting paver for payment

John O'Brien May. 3, 2007, 9:00am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw won his case against a Mercer County asphalt paver nine years ago, but getting Huey Small to pay up has been the difficult part.

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Ohio cases keep coming

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

Moyer COLUMBUS - The state's caseload rose by 2 percent in 2006, the Ohio Supreme Court announced Thursday.

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AG King: Felons can't use fame for profit

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

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Attorney General Troy King on Thursday was celebrating the success of a bill that prevents felons from using their notoriety for profit.

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Suit against McGraw settled

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

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Some of that money earned on behalf of West Virginia consumers will go to pay off a lawsuit against Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

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Attorney general butts in, butts out of Colo. water-rights spat

News Service May. 4, 2007, 3:00am

John Suthers DENVER -- The vexed question of water rights in western states appears to have thrown Colorado Attorney General John Suthers into a legal spin.

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Blumenthal reiterates need for reform

John O'Brien May. 4, 2007, 11:00am

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - With Connecticut's Department of Public Utility Control ready to pursue electricity capacity contracts, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Thursday again stressed his desire for delay.

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Baby bibs full of lead, Cuomo said

John O'Brien May. 4, 2007, 12:00pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - As lead paint litigation spreads across the country, a pair of state attorneys general say lead exposure is, too.

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Texas Democrats want high-profile blogging judge on highest bench

News Service May. 7, 2007, 10:00am

Judge Susan Criss AUSTIN -- Recent rumors that well-known Galveston Judge Susan Criss could be headed for a state Supreme Court campaign run were on the money.

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Blockbuster sued in Cook Co. over icy sidewalk

News Service May. 7, 2007, 11:00am

CHICAGO -- A Chicago plaintiff sued the Blockbuster Videos corporation and its agents on March 30, 2007 for negligence, stemming from a slip and fall in front of the video drop box outside an Oak Park, Ill. store.

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Plaintiff blames Wal-Mart for 'unnatural' accumulation of ice

News Service May. 7, 2007, 11:00am

CHICAGO -- An Illinois woman recently filed a complaint alleging that Wal-Mart's negligence during a December 2005 snowstorm led to a fall causing injuries worth more than $300,000.

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