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Va. GOP nominates Cuccinelli for AG

John O'Brien Jun. 1, 2009, 9:00am

Cuccinelli RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli earned the Republican nomination for Virginia's attorney general post Saturday and will attempt to keep the GOP's hold on the office.

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Blumenthal: DPUC's actions inexplicable, illogical

John O'Brien Jun. 1, 2009, 9:13am

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal plans to seek legal action reversing a state regulatory agency's decision regarding AT&T.

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Federal judge sides with Eli Lilly in woman's death

John O'Brien Jun. 1, 2009, 10:00am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A patient who suffered a diabetes-related death would not have stopped using Eli Lilly & Co.'s antipsychotic drug Zyprexa if the company had increased the warnings on its label, a federal judge recently ruled.

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Home foreclosure consultants warned to register with AG's office

Chris Rizo Jun. 1, 2009, 1:18pm

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)- California home foreclosure consultants must register with the state attorney general's office and post a $100,000 bond by July 1.

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McGraw helps consumers collect gas prize

Keith Loria Jun. 1, 2009, 1:22pm

Darrell McGraw (D) CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has reached an agreement with a local car dealership over prize compensation from a 2008 promotion.

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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear patent case

Chris Rizo Jun. 1, 2009, 1:55pm

U.S. Supreme Court building WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether patent protections for methods of doing business should be expanded.

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Milgram sues ticket vendors

Ashley Stinnett Jun. 1, 2009, 3:58pm

Anne Milgram (D) Newark, N.J.(Legal Newsline)-New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram is seeking legal action against five ticket vendors for allegedly violating the state's Consumer Fraud Act.

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Ohio AG hopes for speedy GM reorganization

Chris Rizo Jun. 1, 2009, 5:00pm

Richard Cordray (D) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray on Monday said he is hopeful that General Motors Corp. is able to swiftly reorganize under federal bankruptcy protections.

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Challenge to N.Y. ballast water restrictions denied‏

Nick Rees Jun. 1, 2009, 6:00pm

Andrew Cuomo (D) ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A potential challenge to restrictions put on the dumping of ballast water by large commercial ships has been dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court, the state's attorney general said.

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The Libby verdict: Did the judge play favorites?

Aricka Flowers Jun. 2, 2009, 11:37am

Uhlmann The acquital of W.R. Grace in Libby, Mt., brought cheers among asbestos defendants who for decades have had little to celebrate in courtrooms across the country.

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Blumenthal not completely happy with Chrysler sale

John O'Brien Jun. 2, 2009, 2:52pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says Italian automaker Fiat must answer for any products liability claim against Chrysler.

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South Carolina stimulus issue to be decided by state SC

John O'Brien Jun. 2, 2009, 4:36pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) - The South Carolina Supreme Court will determine if Gov. Mark Sanford must bow to the General Assembly and accept nearly $700 million in federal stimulus funds.

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Injury lawyers step up in GM after getting shot down in Chrysler

Steve Korris Jun. 4, 2009, 10:25am

NEW YORK CITY - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur Gonzalez peeled personal injury lawyers off New Chrysler on May 31, ruling that Italian automaker Fiat can buy old Chrysler's assets free and clear of tort claims.

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Poultry companies object to AG settlement

Chris Rizo Jun. 4, 2009, 11:17am

Drew Edmondson (D) TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - A group of poultry companies being sued by the Oklahoma attorney general are objecting to a proposed settlement that would remove one company from the lawsuit over water contamination.

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Poll: Brown leads Democratic race for Calif. governor

Chris Rizo Jun. 4, 2009, 12:24pm

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown leads the Democratic race for governor, a poll indicates.

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Texas AG sues BP over environmental violations

Chris Rizo Jun. 4, 2009, 12:44pm

Greg Abbott (R) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-The Texas attorney general has charged BP Products North America Inc. with violating state health, safety and environmental protection laws, his office said Thursday.

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Democrat enters race for Fla. AG

John O'Brien Jun. 4, 2009, 1:48pm

Aronberg TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A state senator who was critical of an advertising commercial contract given by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum will try to become McCollum's successor next year.

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Va. SC justice may be headed for spot on federal appeals court

John O'Brien Jun. 4, 2009, 2:24pm

RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - Virginia's Democratic Senators have picked a state Supreme Court justice as their choice to fill a vacancy on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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S.C.'s top court to Gov. Sanford: Take the money

John O'Brien Jun. 4, 2009, 5:00pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford must request $700 million in federal stimulus funds because the Legislature told him to, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Legislative panel to examine mortgage collapse

Chris Rizo Jun. 5, 2009, 1:21am

Pedro Nava (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)- State assemblyman and candidate for California attorney general Pedro Nava will hold a legislative hearing Monday to examine the role of accounting firms in the collapse of mortgage lending.

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