Burns JUNEAU, Alaska (Legal Newsline) - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell on Tuesday announced his appointment of Fairbanks attorney John J. Burns to the state's attorney general post.
Mills AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - Maine lawmakers on Tuesday nominated Assistant U.S. Attorney William Schneider to be the state's next attorney general.
Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced on Wednesday that his office has filed a lawsuit against a Denver-based debt collection agency and its CEO for allegedly violating state consumer protection statutes.
Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced on Tuesday that she has reached a $140,000 settlement with an Elizabeth, N.J.-based used car dealer that allegedly engaged in questionable business practices.
West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A public interest law and policy center called last month's decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in favor of Janssen Pharmaceutica and its parent company Johnson & Johnson a victory.
Troy King WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A tort reform group says, in a new report, that some plaintiffs attorneys have used their relationships with state attorneys general as "a litigious cash cow."
George SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George in an interview Wednesday suggested it might be time to stop electing state Supreme Court justices, and instead appoint them to a single term of 15 years.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Tuesday that she has reached a settlement with a surety company that allegedly overbilled the state on a construction project.
Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Wednesday that he has settled with a home repair and contracting business and its owners for allegedly violating Iowa's Door-to-Door Sales Act and Consumer Fraud Act.
Alito WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review an appeal from a Texas teenager who downloaded and shared "a sizeable list" of copyrighted music without paying.
McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum announced on Friday that his office has settled with a major car rental company that allegedly failed to properly inform its customers about its terms for toll pass usage.
Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Friday that he has obtained a default judgment against a home modification company that allegedly misrepresented that it was affiliated with the federal government.
Abbott DALLAS (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he has obtained a court order against a now-bankrupt debt relief firm to release $3.7 million in client funds that were allegedly fraudulently obtained.
Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice announced on Friday that it has obtained a judgment against a N.J.-based locksmith company that allegedly engaged in deceptive advertising in the state.
Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced on Friday that she is suing an unregistered charitable organization that allegedly solicited donations to save horses, but instead used the money for personal expenses.
Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced on Thursday that he has asked Congress to stop the tracking of consumers' online activity without their express permission.
Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General-elect Eric Schneiderman, in an interview published Thursday, outlined some of his priorities as the state's new top lawyer.
Carroll TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey lawmakers, in the wake of a tragic school bullying incident, have passed an anti-bullying law that looks to prevent such acts on campuses, though some argue the proposed legislation means more liability will be placed on taxpayers.
Angelos PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Local law firms seem to make up the majority of Philadelphia's asbestos docket at the Complex Litigation Center, but some regional and national firms also have a presence in the city.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has ordered comedian Dane Cook's half-brother and sister-in-law to pay him back $12 million, according to the Portsmouth Herald.