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Five states threaten to sue EPA over lack of greenhouse regulations

Chris Rizo Aug. 1, 2008, 5:00am

Hardy Myers (D) SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers has joined with four other states to pressure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt regulations aimed at reducing pollution from planes, ships and off-road vehicles.

Supreme Court orders new punitive damage trial in $20 million tobacco case

Chris Rizo Aug. 1, 2008, 9:16am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-A jury erred in awarding a $20 million judgment against cigarette maker Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., the Missouri Supreme Court has signaled by remanding the case back to a lower court.

Brown heads for another lawsuit against the feds

Legal News Line Aug. 1, 2008, 10:54am

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Legal Newsline)- California Attorney General Jerry Brown continued to wield the power of his office to curb greenhouse gas pollutions on Thursday by announcing plans to sue the U.S Environmental Protection Agency for failing to regulate pollution from ships, aircraft and industrial equipment.

AG candidate's ex-wife pays for ads against him

Chris Rizo Aug. 1, 2008, 12:47pm

Chris Koster (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-Among Missouri attorney general Chris Koster's biggest political enemies is his ex-wife, who is helping to bankroll attack ads critical of the Republican-turned-Democrat.

Justices: Whistleblowers hurt by Calif. High Court ruling

Legal News Line Aug. 1, 2008, 12:54pm

Ronald George SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Legal Newsline)-The California Supreme Court's dismissal of whistleblower cases filed by two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees could be a blow to protections currently afforded employees who come forward, three justices said.

McGraw has taken outside counsel idea to new heights

Legal News Line Aug. 1, 2008, 2:13pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- New York's Eliot Spitzer made may have made the practice fashionable, but West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has a lengthy and enduring pattern of hiring outside counsel and appointing special assistants to help bring sizable financial settlements to the state coffers.

Cuomo threatens to charge Citigroup over auction-rate securities probe

Chris Rizo Aug. 1, 2008, 3:58pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline)-New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Friday he intends to sue Citigroup Inc. over their marketing and sales of auction-rate securities.

More Bonusgate indictments could loom

Chris Amico Aug. 2, 2008, 12:02am

Tom Corbett (R) HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline)--More indictments could be coming in a legislative corruption probe that has so far snared both state representatives and staff working for the House Democratic Caucus, an official told Legal Newsline.

Potato chip and French fry makers settle with attorney general

Chris Rizo Aug. 2, 2008, 12:08am

LOS ANGELES(Legal Newsline)-Four potato chip and French fry makers have agreed to reduce the levels of a cancer-causing chemical in their product, Attorney General Jerry Brown said Friday.

AG's staff could be paid minimum wage if governor has his way

Legal News Line Aug. 2, 2008, 1:00am

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif.(Legal Newsline)-With the California state Legislature in a stand-off with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over the budget, the attorney general's office remains on the sideline, waiting and watching - much like the rest of state.

Oregon's John Kroger faces opposition in November

Chris Rizo Aug. 2, 2008, 1:00am

James Leuenberger (C) SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-Law professor John Kroger, who won the Democratic and Republican nominations for attorney general, faces a challenger, finally, in November.

Louisiana SC removes judge for allegedly double-dipping

Chris Rizo Aug. 2, 2008, 1:00am

New Orleans (Legal Newsline)-A state Judge in Louisiana has been removed from the bench pending the outcome of his criminal case, the state Supreme Court announced Friday.

Scruggs didn't deny State Farm attorney's allegations

Steve Korris Aug. 4, 2008, 1:20am

Scruggs OXFORD, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - If famed plaintiffs' lawyer and admitted felon Richard "Dickie" Scruggs of Mississippi committed all the crimes he didn't deny in a July 22 deposition, he will never get out of prison.

Scruggs begins 5-year sentence

Chris Rizo Aug. 4, 2008, 3:11pm

Richard "Dickie" Scruggs ASHLAND, Ky. (Legal Newsline)-Convicted trial attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs reported Monday to a federal prison in Kentucky.

Alaska AG: Exxon Valdez case could drag on

Chris Rizo Aug. 5, 2008, 11:49am

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-It could be years before the Exxon Valdez case is closed, Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg told Legal Newsline on Tuesday.

Cuomo makes federal impact

John O'Brien Aug. 5, 2008, 12:42pm

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Federal lawmakers have passed legislation that will further protections for students from the college loan industry, picking up on a quest started by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Nevada weighing options in business tax case

Chris Rizo Aug. 5, 2008, 1:50pm

Catherine Cortez Masto (D) SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline)- Nevada Officials are still deciding how best to respond to a recent state Supreme Court decision that could cost the state millions in tax collections, state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said Tuesday.

McDonnell acts on more than 100 complaints against furniture company

John O'Brien Aug. 5, 2008, 1:51pm

McDonnell RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General and Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell has filed suit against a Petersburg-based furniture company that operates over the Internet.

Gas company wants to raise rates in Conn.

John O'Brien Aug. 5, 2008, 2:34pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has another rate hike to fight, promising action against Southern Connecticut Gas' proposed increase.

AG Milgram told to slow down

John O'Brien Aug. 5, 2008, 3:56pm

Milgram TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Attorney General Anne Milgram has become the latest New Jersey official to experience a bit of trouble on the road, cited Monday for speeding.