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Ala. SC overturns summary judgment for pharmacy

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2011, 10:28am

Bolin MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - The Alabama Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's judgment in favor of Publix Super Markets over a change in the dosage of a woman's prescription.

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Davis plan to run for W.Va. Supreme Court in 2012

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2011, 10:35am

Davis CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis announced Wednesday she is running for re-election in 2012.

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Kloppenburg concedes Wis. SC race

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2011, 3:26pm

Kloppenburg MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) -- Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg conceded defeat to incumbent state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser in a press conference Tuesday.

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W.Va. AG stops funeral home from selling preneed contracts

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2011, 3:28pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has enjoined an Elkview-area funeral home and its owner from selling or providing preneed funeral contracts.

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N.J. condo association settles over tenant discrimination

Bryan Cohen Jun. 1, 2011, 3:29pm

Dow TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow and the Division on Civil Rights announced on Wednesday that a settlement has been reached with a South Jersey condominium association that allegedly discriminated against tenants.

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Mass. AG says piano man is out of tune

Bryan Cohen Jun. 1, 2011, 3:31pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the owner of a piano store for allegedly advertising multiple false "going out of business" sales.

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Indiana AG looking to suspend real estate licenses of two fraudulent property managers

Bryan Cohen Jun. 1, 2011, 3:33pm

Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Tuesday that he has filed petitions for summary suspension to suspend the real estate licenses of two central Indiana property managers.

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Colo. SC upholds $18M Qwest verdict

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2011, 3:34pm

Martinez DENVER (Legal Newsline) -- The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a jury award of $18 million in exemplary damages against Qwest Services Corp. for its "willful and wanton" failure to implement a periodic pole inspection program.

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Del. SC affirms ruling for school district

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2011, 3:36pm

Ridgely DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) -- The Delaware Supreme Court last month affirmed a lower court's ruling in favor of a school district after a woman fell on the school's parking lot.

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Class action cy pres awards give judges a slush fund, critic argues

Michael P. Tremoglie Jun. 2, 2011, 7:50am

Judge Richard Posner calls cy pres awards "purely punitive." The use of unclaimed funds from class action settlements to fund non-profit organizations is a common legal practice.

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No intervention needed from Wis. SC, Dane County DA argues

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 2, 2011, 11:58am

Walker MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Wednesday the Wisconsin Supreme Court no longer needs to intervene in the ongoing legal challenge over Gov. Scott Walker's controversial Budget Repair Bill.

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Idaho store not responsible for sidewalk

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 2, 2011, 12:43pm

Jones BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) - The Idaho Supreme Court ruled Friday that a shopping center tenant did not owe its shoppers a duty to keep a sidewalk reasonably safe when the sidewalk was not part of its leased premises.

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Minn. AG asks utilities board for action

Bryan Cohen Jun. 2, 2011, 2:00pm

Swanson SAINT PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday to suspend a Texas-based energy company's tiered pricing program pending further study.

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Wash. AG, deed company reach agreement

Bryan Cohen Jun. 2, 2011, 2:00pm

McKenna SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna announced on Wednesday that his office has reached a settlement with a deed company that allegedly sent out notices to Washington residents requesting money.

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Jepsen disappointed with regulators' decision

Bryan Cohen Jun. 2, 2011, 2:10pm

Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Wednesday that he was "disappointed" that state utility regulators claimed no legal authority to review a merger of two utility companies.

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Installer not liable for garage door injury

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 2, 2011, 2:13pm

Saufley AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, upheld the judgment of a jury determining the installer of an overhead garage door was not liable for a man's injuries.

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Kan. SC rules on retaliatory discharge claims

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 2, 2011, 3:31pm

Biles TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - The Kansas Supreme Court last week ruled that a lawsuit may be brought against an employer for retaliatory discharge when an employee claims he or she was fired for filing a claim under the state's Wage Payment Act.

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Ore. SC upholds $8M judgment against insurers

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

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) -- The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld an $8 million judgment in a class-action lawsuit against a group of insurance companies.

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S.D. SupCo tells judge who called police 'racists' to retire

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 3, 2011, 1:10pm

Fuller PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) -- The South Dakota Supreme Court has ordered a circuit court judge to retire after he admittedly referred to city police officers as a "bunch of racists" during a proceeding last year.

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Iowa AG files suit against for-profit fundraising company

Bryan Cohen Jun. 3, 2011, 1:33pm

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller filed a lawsuit on Friday against a for-profit disabilities fundraising company that allegedly lied in soliciting funds.

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