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Report: N.Y. AG's NFL probe over

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 1, 2011, 12:45pm

Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A spokesman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the office has stopped its investigation into the National Football League's lockout, which ended last week.

Okla. AG: Cities cannot require prescription to buy cold medicine

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 1, 2011, 1:00pm

Pruitt OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says a municipality cannot require a prescription to buy pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient used in the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Wash. AG seeks to ensure nuclear waste cleanup

Bryan Cohen Aug. 1, 2011, 1:00pm

McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna announced a lawsuit on Friday against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as part of a fight to ensure the timely cleanup of nuclear waste.

Philly furniture stores face consumer protection suits

Bryan Cohen Aug. 1, 2011, 1:13pm

Kelly HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced a lawsuit on Thursday against two Philadelphia furniture stories and their owner for alleged consumer protection violations.

Pruitt to probe handling of state pension funds

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 1, 2011, 1:27pm

Pruitt OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt last week announced the next step in the effort to reform and protect the state's public employee pension system.

Chief of staff named Ala. SC chief justice

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 1, 2011, 1:41pm

Malone MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced Monday the appointment of Charles R. "Chuck" Malone to chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Pa. car dealer to pay over failure to transfer titles

Bryan Cohen Aug. 1, 2011, 1:57pm

Kelly HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced an assurance of voluntary compliance Wednesday with a Luzerne County, Pa., car dealership.

W.Va. developer tells state to back off rent case

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 1, 2011, 1:57pm

McGraw MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- A West Virginia real estate developer contends the State does not have jurisdiction in a case alleging he fraudulently collected rent from tenants.

DeWine rejects election reform referendum language

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 2, 2011, 11:40am

DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected summary language for the proposed referendum on an election reform bill.

Coakley alleges Janssen illegally marketed drug

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 2, 2011, 11:52am

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- Drug manufacturer Ortho-McNeil-Janssen is being sued by Attorney General Martha Coakley for illegally marketing Risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic medication.

Wis. DA wants special prosecutor appointed to Prosser case

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 2, 2011, 12:22pm

Prosser MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) -- A Wisconsin district attorney says he wants a special prosecutor appointed to take over an investigation into whether state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser physically attacked a fellow justice.

Fla. AG to seek independent review of firings

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 2, 2011, 1:42pm

Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Tuesday she will seek an independent review of the decision to fire two assistant attorneys general in her office.

Federalist Society holds annual review of 2010 Supreme Court term

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 2, 2011, 2:30pm

Clement PHILADELPHIA - Free speech, attorney's fees and preemption cases topped a Federalist Society's annual review of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court term.

Seven modification companies cited for fraud in N.J.

Bryan Cohen Aug. 2, 2011, 2:31pm

Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs announced administrative actions Tuesday against seven mortgage modification service companies for alleged fraud.

Two insurers agree to reprocess Conn. chiropractic claims

Bryan Cohen Aug. 2, 2011, 2:32pm

Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced on Tuesday that two health insurance companies have agreed to reprocess and review chiropractic benefit claims.

Ill. AG files suit against landscaper

Bryan Cohen Aug. 2, 2011, 2:35pm

Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against a Springfield, Ill., man for allegedly charging for landscaping services he failed to provide.

McGraw settles with debt collection firms

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 3, 2011, 9:33am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Two New York-based debt collection firms have agreed to cease collecting debts without a license in West Virginia as part of a settlement reached by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

BP stock up 60 percent; Company responds to employee class action

Steve Korris Aug. 3, 2011, 10:16am

Taylor HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) - While BP employees complain that the company's disregard for safety drove down the value of their stock plans, they watch their stock plans grow.

Class action debate over W.Va. AG headed to U.S. SC

John O'Brien Aug. 3, 2011, 10:46am

McGraw WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court will have the opportunity to decide if West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is acting like a class action lawyer.

Cuccinelli leads Bolling in Va. governor poll

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 3, 2011, 12:40pm

Cuccinelli RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A majority of Virginia Republicans say they would give Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli the party's nomination in the 2013 governor's race, according to a new poll pitting him against Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling.