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BP asks Alaska lawsuit be tossed

Kathy Woods Jan. 1, 2010, 3:20pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline)-In a hearing before Judge Peter Michalski of the state Superior Court, Jeff Feldman, attorney for BP Oil Company, urged the judge to throw out part of the state's $1 billion lawsuit for the 2006 pipeline spills in the Prudhoe Bay oil field.

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Relief sought for N.H. customers who prepaid for home heating oil‏

Nick Rees Jan. 4, 2010, 11:19am

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - Attorney General Michael Delaney has filed a petition for injunctive relief and petition for ex parte attachment against an Exeter-based home heating oil company.

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Restraining order obtained against wood-pellet company

Nick Rees Jan. 4, 2010, 12:00pm

Andrew Cuomo (D) BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A temporary restraining order has been obtained by Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo against a western New York wood-pellet fuel company that failed to deliver any products or refunds after he had previously sued for the company for taking over $200,000 for consumers.

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Goddard rejects call to probe Senate health care deal

Chris Rizo Jan. 4, 2010, 12:59pm

Terry Goddard (D) PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has requested that the state's attorney general join his counterparts in at least 13 other states -- all Republicans -- in reviewing the legality of the proposed federal health care overhaul.

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Cooley considers run for California attorney general

Chris Rizo Jan. 4, 2010, 1:22pm

Steve Cooley (R) LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley says he's considering a run for California attorney general.

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AGs offer support to FDA

John O'Brien Jan. 4, 2010, 1:24pm

Bruning WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The nation's state attorneys general say they are looking forward to working with the federal Food and Drug Administration as a new law being challenged by tobacco companies takes effect.

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Montana justices uphold Dram Shop provision

Chris Rizo Jan. 4, 2010, 1:54pm

John Warner HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline)-The six months time limit for anyone planning to sue a Montana bar over a drunken driving crash is legal, a divided state Supreme Court ruled.

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Revised judicial rules coming to Nevada

Chris Rizo Jan. 4, 2010, 2:34pm

Nevada Supreme Court building CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) -A Revised Code of Judicial Conduct is coming to Nevada, following adoption last month by the state Supreme Court.

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Ala. AG still objects to Nebraska healthcare deal

John O'Brien Jan. 4, 2010, 2:48pm

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - One of the 13 state attorneys general considering a challenge to the healthcare bill is calling what he says is an offer made by U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson "unacceptable."

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Brown, Cuomo, Biden named politicians to watch in 2010

Chris Rizo Jan. 4, 2010, 3:00pm

Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Three state attorneys general are among the 25 politicians to watch this year, according to Politico.

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Lawsuits filed against four Missouri businesses over bogus auto warranties‏

Nick Rees Jan. 4, 2010, 3:30pm

Chris Koster (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Attorney General Chris Koster, as part of his ongoing crackdown on the sale of bogus auto warranty products, has filed lawsuits against four additional businesses.

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Democrat blasts AG Abbott over stance on Senate health care bill

Chris Rizo Jan. 4, 2010, 3:39pm

Barbara Ann Radnofsky (D) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is wrong to consider possible legal action over a deal that got Senate Democrats their final 60th vote on a federal health care overhaul, his Democratic challenger says.

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Three estate planning co.'s agree to settlements over use of non-lawyers‏

Nick Rees Jan. 4, 2010, 4:24pm

John Kroger (D) SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Settlements have been announced by Oregon Attorney General John Kroger that require three estate planning companies to pay $18,400 in fees and restitution and prohibits them from using non-lawyers to prepare living trusts.

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Cuomo settles with H&R Block

John O'Brien Jan. 4, 2010, 4:56pm

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - H&R Block will refund at least $11.4 million to its customers as a result of a settlement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

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Tennessee AG sues Colombian cigarette company over unpaid fees

Chris Rizo Jan. 5, 2010, 12:45pm

Bob Cooper (D) NASHVILLE (Legal Newsline)-Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper is suing a Colombian cigarette manufacturer over unpaid fees on smokes sold in his state.

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Missouri justices reject gun club's appeal

Kathy Woods Jan. 5, 2010, 12:57pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-A Missouri couple who filed a nuisance lawsuit against Cedar Creek Rod and Gun Club, and won a judgment of $700,000, will get to keep their award.

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Calif. SC to hear long-running airport access case

Chris Rizo Jan. 5, 2010, 1:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-The long-running legal battle between the city of Los Angeles and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness will reach the California Supreme Court on Wednesday.

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Eighth Circuit says no to W.Va. class action

John O'Brien Jan. 5, 2010, 1:23pm

Murphy ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - A three-judge panel of federal appellate judges will not allow a class action against Bayer Corp. to proceed in a state court in West Virginia.

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McKenna seeks public records overhaul

Chris Rizo Jan. 5, 2010, 1:34pm

Rob McKenna (R) OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-Hoping to reduce costly litigation over denied public records requests, Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is seeking to overhaul the state's Public Records Act.

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Nevada justices seek reelection

Kathy Woods Jan. 5, 2010, 2:00pm

Jim Hardesty CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-Nevada Supreme Court Justices Jim Hardesty and Ron Parraguirre are seeking another six-year term on the Silver State's highest court.

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