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Schneiderman sues over extended warranties

Bryan Cohen Apr. 1, 2011, 2:00am

Schneiderman UTICA, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Thursday that his office will file a lawsuit against a used car loan broker for allegedly using deceptive business practices.

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McKenna sues stethoscope company

Nick Rees Apr. 1, 2011, 2:00am

McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has filed a lawsuit against an online purveyor of stethoscopes for allegedly violating the state's Consumer Protection Act.

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Idaho settlement changes business' practices, costs $10K

Bryan Cohen Apr. 1, 2011, 2:00am

Wasden BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced a settlement on Thursday with a company selling services assisting consumers in running their own Internet-based businesses.

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Iowa, fundraiser reach $35K agreement

Bryan Cohen Apr. 1, 2011, 2:11am

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced a settlement on Thursday with a Michigan-based professional fundraiser accused of violating Iowa's Consumer Fraud Act.

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Pharma companies settle Kentucky's AWP suits

Nick Rees Apr. 1, 2011, 2:13am

Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced a $10.2 million settlement on Wednesday with two pharmaceutical manufacturers over allegations that they published false average wholesale prices for their drugs.

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Arguments scheduled in health care challenge

John O'Brien Apr. 1, 2011, 8:18am

Bondi ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has scheduled arguments in the multistate challenge to federal health care reform.

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W.Va. AG says JK Harris in contempt

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 1, 2011, 9:00am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has filed contempt proceedings against tax relief company JK Harris and its owner, John Harris, for continuing to violate a court order.

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Woman can't sue in Kentucky over spilled butter

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 1, 2011, 10:00am

Venters FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled last week that a woman who slipped while in line for a food buffet on a casino gambling boat cannot sue its owners.

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S.D. SC tells insurer to pay for sagging ceiling

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 1, 2011, 11:00am

Meierhenry PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - The South Dakota Supreme last week ruled that an insurance provider must cover a business' claim for expenses to fix a sagging ceiling.

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Wyo. SC backs arbitrator in horseplay case against BP

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 1, 2011, 11:31am

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Legal Newsline) - The Wyoming Supreme Court last week upheld a lower court's ruling denying a man's motion to have an arbitrator's decision in favor of oil giant BP vacated.

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N.M. AG: Governor's spending on ads 'difficult to swallow'

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 1, 2011, 11:59am

King SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) - New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, in a letter to Secretary of State Dianna Duran, says he is "concerned" that her interpretation of the state's Campaign Reporting Act is "unnecessarily broad."

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Grassley to decide role in opposing judicial nomination

John O'Brien Apr. 1, 2011, 12:00pm

Grassley WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is clearly not a fan of plaintiffs attorney Jack McConnell becoming a federal judge. But what will the Judiciary Committee's ranking Republican do about it?

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Marcellus Shale taps into new legal pocket

Carrie Ann Cherry Apr. 1, 2011, 2:25pm

Klaber CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Drilling deep under the ground for untapped reserves of natural gas has not only unearthed a rich natural resource, it's also tapped into a new area of the law.

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New York's highest court OK with rate increase

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 4, 2011, 11:10am

Graffeo ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The New York Court of Appeals said in a ruling last week that there was "no evidentiary foundation" to infer that a utility company may have acted imprudently when it decided to increase its rates.

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Maine SC upholds BEP wind farm permits

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 4, 2011, 1:11pm

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) -- The Maine Supreme Court, in two separate opinions filed last month, upheld the state Board of Environmental Protection's decision to issue permits for the construction of two wind energy farms.

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Tennessee paper supports appointment of AG

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 4, 2011, 1:15pm

Beavers NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) -- One Tennessee newspaper says it thinks appointing the state's attorney general, instead of proposed plans to be popularly elected or appointed by the governor, works just fine.

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N.Y. AG says Albany company issuing official-looking notices

Bryan Cohen Apr. 4, 2011, 1:17pm

Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against an Albany-based company that allegedly issued thousands of notices designed to look like they were from the New York government.

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Mo. AG going after Fla. telemarketer

Spencer Ham Apr. 4, 2011, 1:20pm

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against a Florida telemarketing company that allegedly solicited calls to individuals on the state's no-call list.

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Cleaning companies paying $1.7M in penalties

Bryan Cohen Apr. 5, 2011, 2:19am

Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced on Tuesday that two air duct cleaning companies will pay over $68,000 in consumer restitution and over $1.7 million in civil penalties.

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Van Hollen, distributor reach settlement

Bryan Cohen Apr. 5, 2011, 2:23am

Van Hollen MADSION, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Monday that the Wisconsin Department of Judgment had settled an enforcement action against a Madison-based distributor of Kirby Products.

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