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GOP strategists: Brown on his way to becoming governor, again

Chris Rizo Aug. 1, 2009, 1:00am

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown is well on his way to becoming the state's next governor, some Republican strategists say.

Western AGs meet in Idaho

Chris Rizo Aug. 2, 2009, 9:38pm

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (Legal Newsline)--The attorneys general from 16 western states are meeting in this resort town for the next three days to discuss a bevy of legal issues related to the West, including water rights, Indian gaming and cross-border relations with Mexican authorities.

Cordray settles with chemical manufacturer

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 3, 2009, 3:00pm

Richard Cordray (D) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and an Addyston-based plastic resin manufacturer reached a settlement Monday over allegations the company violated state regulations.

Cordray sues mortgage loan servicer

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 3, 2009, 3:26pm

Richard Cordray (D) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray along with the Ohio Department of Commerce, has filed suit against Carrington Mortgage Services LLC over allegations the company violated the state's Consumer Sales Practices Act.

AGs' actions can have 'far-reaching' implications

Chris Rizo Aug. 3, 2009, 3:57pm

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (Legal Newsline)-There are oftentimes broad public policy implications to lawsuits that states file on behalf of consumers, the director of the Northwestern Law Attorneys General Education Program said Monday.

Madigan sues Wells Fargo

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 3, 2009, 5:23pm

Lisa Madigan (D) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed suit against Wells Fargo and Co., accusing the bank of illegally forcing minorities into high-cost subprime loans.

Judge Robreno: Cleaning up clogged asbestos MDL

Aricka Flowers Aug. 4, 2009, 7:38am

Robreno Serving in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a federal judge is making a name for himself for his swift handling of a huge asbestos docket.

Milgram sues furniture stores

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 4, 2009, 2:19pm

Anne Milgram NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram has filed suit against four furniture retailers over allegations the companies violated the state's Consumer Fraud Act.

Cuomo secures $40,000 in refunds for customers

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 4, 2009, 3:16pm

Andrew Cuomo (D) NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that his office has reached a settlement from a local auto parts dealer over allegations the company failed to deliver purchased merchandise to customers.

N.M. AG reaches agreement with former Indian jewelry retailer

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 4, 2009, 5:11pm

Gary King (D) SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) New Mexico Attorney General Gary King announced Tuesday that his office has entered into a Consent Decree with a local jewelry company after the business allegedly sold fake Native American jewelry.

Bruning threatens to seek multistate antitrust suit against LexisNexis

Chris Rizo Aug. 5, 2009, 4:58am

Jon Bruning (R) SUN VALLEY, Idaho (Legal Newsline)-After successfully leading a large group of state attorneys generals in their opposition to the original General Motors Corp. bankruptcy plan this year, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has turned his legal sights to LexisNexis, in what will likely be another high profile role for the Republican.

Asbestos lawyers oppose subpoena of radiologist in national litigation

Steve Korris Aug. 5, 2009, 9:40am

Robreno PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline)- Asbestos lawyers at Motley Rice in Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Provost Umphrey in Beaumont, Texas are blocking a subpoena on radiologist Jay Segarra.

Argentinians invoke 1853 treaty in Delaware asbestos suit

Steve Korris Aug. 5, 2009, 10:54am

WILMINGTON, Del. - Three men from Argentina accusing chemical maker DuPont of exposing them to asbestos in Argentina have invoked American jurisdiction pursuant to a treaty that President Franklin Pierce signed in 1853.

Kansas AG ends 20-year water dispute

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 6, 2009, 11:00am

Steve Six (D) TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six signed papers Wednesday, officially ending a 20-year dispute between his state and Colorado over usage of the Arkansas River.

Samsung America settles with AG Milgram

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 6, 2009, 11:11am

Anne Milgram NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram has reached a settlement with Samsung America Inc., resolving claims the company violated the state's Consumer Fraud Act.

McKenna cracks down on Australian scammers

Ashley Stinnett Aug. 6, 2009, 11:16am

Rob McKenna (R) SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna said officials from his office are willing to travel more than 8,000 miles to catch a con artist.

Western AGs score major environmental victory

Chris Rizo Aug. 6, 2009, 12:12pm

Jerry Brown (D) SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-Four Western state attorneys general have won what they and environmentalists are calling a major victory in the effort to preserve federal forest lands.

Shurtleff takes aim at Sotomayor

Chris Rizo Aug. 6, 2009, 1:22pm

Mark Shurtleff (R) SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline)-Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff on Thursday took aim at U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor over her views on gun rights.

AGs look to outside counsel amid states' budget woes

Chris Rizo Aug. 6, 2009, 3:10pm

Doug Gansler (D-Md.) (Legal Newsline)-State legal officials, struggling against budget cutbacks, may be forced to increasingly look to outside lawyers to litigate cases on behalf of the public, said Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler.

Senate confirms Sotomayor to U.S. Supreme Court

Chris Rizo Aug. 6, 2009, 4:00pm

Sonia Sotomayor WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, making her the nation's first Hispanic justice.