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Swanson turns to suing 3M

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 3, 2011, 12:53pm

Swanson ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson last week filed a lawsuit against 3M Company for damages it allegedly caused to the state's ground and surface water and natural resources.

Insurers paying $120M in New York

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 3, 2011, 1:00pm

Cuomo ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Outgoing New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that four insurance groups have agreed to pay nearly $120 million in excess funds to the state.

Craigslist wants judge to rethink suit against S.C. AG

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 3, 2011, 1:30pm

McMaster COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) - Online classified website Craigslist wants a federal judge to reconsider dismissing its lawsuit against South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster.

Okla. AG approves of contract process

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 3, 2011, 2:23pm

Edmondson OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office said in a letter issued last week that the process used to award a $10 million-a-year contract for new state juvenile centers does not appear to be compromised.

Kroger shuts down consignment business

Keith Loria Jan. 3, 2011, 2:26pm

Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced on Thursday that the Department of Justice has shut down a consignment business that allegedly engaged in questionable business practices.

Wis. gov gives go-ahead for health care challenge

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 4, 2011, 12:59pm

Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker authorized Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Monday to proceed on behalf of the state with a legal challenge to President Barack Obama's health care reform act.

McKenna proposes fix to public records disputes

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 4, 2011, 1:10pm

McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna released on Monday his list of legislative proposals for 2011, including a pilot program that would allow members of the public to settle their public records disputes with government agencies.

Nev. SC upholds $32M verdict against Goodyear

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 4, 2011, 3:21pm

Gibbons CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court last week refused to reconsider its decision to uphold a $32 million judgment against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in a single-vehicle accident that killed three people.

Miller sues over hog manure

Keith Loria Jan. 4, 2011, 3:25pm

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced last week that he has filed a lawsuit against Callaway Farms for allegedly violating state environmental laws.

Restitution ordered for Colorado

Keith Loria Jan. 4, 2011, 4:00pm

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced on Tuesday that a man who allegedly provided fraudulent foreclosure relief services will pay the state more than $180,000 in restitution.

Canada school paying penalties in Vermont

Keith Loria Jan. 4, 2011, 4:00pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced on Tuesday that he has reached a settlement with a Canadian school that allegedly misrepresented that it was located in Vermont.

Settlement approved in DuPont case

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 4, 2011, 8:35pm

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Harrison County Circuit Judge Thomas A. Bedell has approved a $70 million settlement in a case involving DuPont and its alleged contamination of a West Virginia community.

Iowa AG: Lenders will be first to settle foreclosure allegations

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 5, 2011, 12:00pm

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says the nation's five largest loan servicers will most likely be the first to settle a multi-state foreclosure investigation.

Settlement with software company yields refunds

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 5, 2011, 12:13pm

McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - A software company that sold programs to more than 19,000 Washington residents must offer refunds to some of those consumers as part of a settlement announced Tuesday by Attorney General Rob McKenna.

N.C. gets $40K from telemarketer

Keith Loria Jan. 5, 2011, 2:26pm

Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday that a California telemarketing company must pay $40,000 for allegedly contacting people in North Carolina who were on the Do Not Call Registry.

Dental chain shutting its doors

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 5, 2011, 2:29pm

Cuomo BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A New York-based dental chain has closed all 52 of its offices nationwide, citing financial problems.

Kickapoo settlement worth $20K

Keith Loria Jan. 5, 2011, 2:37pm

Van Hollen WINNECONNE,Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Tuesday that a contractor has been ordered to pay $20,000 for allegedly causing environmental damage in the Kickapoo River.

W.Va. SC to hear arguments over gubernatorial election

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 5, 2011, 2:40pm

Tomblin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the lawsuit over a possible gubernatorial special election for next week.

Vermont AG announces $80K order

Keith Loria Jan. 5, 2011, 5:17pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced on Wednesday that the Stratton Corporation and the Winhall-Stratton Fire District have been ordered to pay $80,000 for allegedly violating environmental permits.

Blumenthal urges wind farm regulations

Jessica M. Karmasek Jan. 6, 2011, 11:32am

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Richard Blumenthal, in what appears to be his final statement as Connecticut's attorney general, says the state must develop standards to regulate wind farm developments.