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Health systems company pays $2.7M in Georgia

Keith Loria Sep. 1, 2010, 9:00am

Baker ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker announced on Monday that he has reached a $2,738,000 settlement with a health systems company that allegedly filed false reimbursements in its Medicaid billing.

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Locksmiths in trouble in North Carolina

Keith Loria Sep. 1, 2010, 10:23am

Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that he has obtained court orders to permanently ban a network of locksmiths and has fined those involved more than $1.2 million.

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Gym reaches settlement with Abbott

Keith Loria Sep. 1, 2010, 10:36am

Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that his office has secured a deal with a fitness center that allegedly deceived its customers with fake past-due bills.

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Bankruptcy judge blocking Brown's lawsuit

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 1, 2010, 12:30pm

Brown SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday indicated he would block California's lawsuit against former California Public Employees Retirement System board member Alfred Villalobos.

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Botox settlement worth $600M

Keith Loria Sep. 1, 2010, 3:12pm

Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced on Wednesday that a health care company will pay $600 million to the federal government and all 50 states over the alleged off-label marketing of Botox.

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Health care initiative taken off Fla. ballot by state Supreme Court

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 1, 2010, 3:16pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A measure intended to let voters voice opposition to the federal health care overhaul has been taken off Florida's Nov. 2 ballot by the state Supreme Court.

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Dow assesses $75K penalty

Keith Loria Sep. 1, 2010, 3:46pm

Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced on Wednesday that she has assessed a $75,000 civil penalty against a broker-dealer that allegedly failed to reasonably supervise its agents and keep accurate records.

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Va. SC selects new chief justice

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 1, 2010, 3:54pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cynthia D. Kinser has been elected as the next chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

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Del. couple can sue water company over broken fire hydrant

John O'Brien Sep. 2, 2010, 11:40am

Jacobs DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled for a couple that watched its house burn down because a paramedic broke the fire hydrant closest to it.

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Company must pay for selling yo-yo waterballs

Keith Loria Sep. 2, 2010, 12:26pm

Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced on Tuesday that a court has awarded more than $67,000 in a judgment against an Indiana-based company that allegedly sold a banned toy in the state.

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Ind. SC says woman complied with med-mal regulations

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 2, 2010, 1:26pm

Boehm INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman who left a hospital on crutches, after her request for a wheelchair was denied, and subsequently fell attempting to exit the lobby.

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Bitter asbestos issue leads to bitterness on Miss. SC

John O'Brien Sep. 2, 2010, 3:00pm

Graves JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A divided Mississippi Supreme Court has decided a judge was right to buy the story of asbestos attorneys in a "he said, he said" dispute over a private settlement conference, with a group of resentful dissenters lamenting the long-term effects of the decision.

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Madigan sues online company

Keith Loria Sep. 2, 2010, 3:14pm

Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against an online Calif. business that allegedly signed up thousands of Illinois consumers without their consent.

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Food company settles over previous settlement terms

Keith Loria Sep. 2, 2010, 3:18pm

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has announced a settlement with the owner of 11 animal feeding operations in Northwest Missouri to protect the state's water and air.

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AMA takes stand against trial lawyer tax break

John O'Brien Sep. 2, 2010, 4:00pm

Geithner WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The American Medical Association says a possible tax break for trial lawyers will encourage more lawsuits and increase the cost of health care.

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AG Brown increases spending on ads

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 3, 2010, 10:38am

Brown SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown has booked more than $1 million in airtime on television stations around the state next week, according to campaign media buyers.

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Report: Wall Street supporting Dinallo for N.Y. AG

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 3, 2010, 10:42am

Dinallo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Wall Street seems to be backing the right-hand man of former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for the post in November, according to a recent analysis of campaign contributions.

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Miss. media gets access to Hood/State Farm settlement

John O'Brien Sep. 3, 2010, 11:00am

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A group of Mississippi media outlets will be granted access to state Attorney General Jim Hood's settlement in a lawsuit State Farm Insurance Cos. brought against him.

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McGraw settles with two out-of-state debt companies

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 3, 2010, 2:16pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced Friday his office has reached agreements with two out-of-state debt collection firms to halt their services in West Virginia, cancel consumers' debts and pay fines.

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Suthers holds strong lead in re-election bid

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 3, 2010, 3:49pm

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Incumbent Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has a sizable lead on his opponent, Democrat Stan Garnett, according to recent poll results.

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