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Ohio gets $10M in settlement

Keith Loria Feb. 1, 2011, 4:38am

DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday that he reached a $26 million settlement with a managed health care company that allegedly defrauded Medicaid.

Madigan sues marketing firm over customer lists

Keith Loria Feb. 1, 2011, 4:46am

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Tuesday that she has filed a lawsuit against a marketing firm that allegedly misrepresented potential customer lists it sold as being verified and screened.

Conn. AG settles with reinsurance brokers

Keith Loria Feb. 1, 2011, 4:49am

Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced on Monday that his office has reached a $4.25 million settlement with two reinsurance brokers that allegedly inflated insurance and reinsurance costs nationwide.

AAJ convention coming to Miami

Justin Anderson Feb. 1, 2011, 8:00am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - Trial lawyers from across the country will be descending on Miami for five days as part of the American Association for Justice Winter Convention.

AAJ convention coming to Miami

Justin Anderson Feb. 1, 2011, 8:45am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - Trial lawyers from across the country will be descending on Miami for five days as part of the American Association for Justice Winter Convention.

AAJ convention coming to Miami

Justin Anderson Feb. 1, 2011, 8:48am

A campaign event is scheduled for Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) at the AAJ Winter Conference on Feb. 6. MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - Trial lawyers from across the country will be descending on Miami for five days as part of the American Association for Justice Winter Convention.

Judge expected to rule on Feinberg and GCCF this week

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 1, 2011, 10:00am

Feinberg NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said he will likely render a ruling on a plaintiff motion to monitor ex parte communications between BP and oil spill claims administrator Ken Feinberg this week.

Texas SC ruling protects government doctors in malpractice claims

Steve Korris Feb. 1, 2011, 10:00am

Hecht AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Doctors who work for public hospitals gained an extra layer of protection from malpractice suits at the Supreme Court of Texas on Jan. 21.

Calif. appeals court sides with grocery store in picketing dispute

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 1, 2011, 11:51am

Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A California appeals court has ruled that two state laws protecting labor picketing violate constitutional protections of free speech.

Minn. farmers can seek compensation for shocked cows

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 1, 2011, 1:23pm

Page ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld a decision to possibly award a pair of dairy farmers damages to make up for lost milk production caused by a power company's stray voltage.

R.I. SC rules for boy injured in pickup football game

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 1, 2011, 2:41pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court has allowed a lawsuit against a company after a boy hurt himself playing football on its property to proceed.

Railroad company losing money on fraud case

John O'Brien Feb. 1, 2011, 2:43pm

Daniel Mulholland, of Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, litigated the fraud case against the two asbestos attorneys. NATCHEZ, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The company that successfully fought against alleged fraud on the part of two asbestos lawyers is financially in the red on the case.

Report: La. AG switching to GOP

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 1, 2011, 10:46pm

Caldwell BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - A report posted Tuesday afternoon on NOLA.com states that Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell plans to switch his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican this week.

Hood supports monitoring communications in BP MDL

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 2, 2011, 7:00am

Hood NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a motion supporting the plaintiffs' request for monitoring alleged ex parte communications regarding the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.

Texas jury hits Actavis with $170M verdict

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 2, 2011, 10:31am

Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Travis County jury on Tuesday returned a $170 million verdict for damages, finding that Actavis Mid-Atlantic misrepresented its drug prices to the Texas Medicaid program.

Miss. SC revives legal malpractice lawsuit

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 2, 2011, 12:00pm

Chandler JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed the decision of a lower court in the case of a woman who sued her former counsel for legal malpractice after they allegedly failed to serve the defendants in her wrongful death lawsuit.

Mich. bar calls court system 'outdated'

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 2, 2011, 3:44pm

Young LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - A Michigan judicial task force has issued a report making several recommendations for the state's "outdated" court system, including how to cut costs and streamline its operations.

Ind. AG wants former sheriff to pay up

Keith Loria Feb. 2, 2011, 4:50pm

Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Monday that he has filed a lawsuit against a former sheriff and a sheriff's deputy who allegedly misused more than $52,000 while in office.

Travel companies agree to five-year ban in New Jersey

Keith Loria Feb. 2, 2011, 5:00pm

Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow has announced a settlement barring the owner of numerous vacation travel club companies from doing business in the state for five years.

Calif. AG settles with former Countrywide executives

Keith Loria Feb. 2, 2011, 5:00pm

Harris LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced a $6.5 million settlement with two former officers of Countrywide Financial Corporation stemming from a predatory lending case.