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Fla. AG sues three over loan modifications

Bryan Cohen May. 2, 2011, 2:22am

Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit on Friday against three South Florida companies for allegedly charging upfront fees for loan modification services.

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Coakley announces settlements

Bryan Cohen May. 2, 2011, 2:24am

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Friday that she has reached settlements with a real estate company, an apartment owner and the former operator of a motor vehicle inspection station.

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Plaintiff needed expert's opinion, Miss. SC rules

Jessica M. Karmasek May. 2, 2011, 10:22am

Lamar JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a trial court's ruling in favor of a company that makes carbon compounds and treated wood products, saying the plaintiff suing it failed to provide expert opinions.

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DeWine: Anti-terrorism campaign 'must remain vigilant'

John O'Brien May. 2, 2011, 10:41am

DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, a former member of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, reacted Monday to the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden.

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Fla. AG's subpoena quashed by appeals court

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

Bondi WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeals says a trial court was correct in quashing a civil investigative subpoena issued by the state Attorney General's Office on a Boca Raton-based law firm.

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Asbestos verdict argued at Ill. appellate court

Steve Korris May. 2, 2011, 12:00pm

Wylder SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Punishing the living for deeds of the dead might work better in McLean County Circuit Court than at the Fourth District appellate court.

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Fla. Senate approves bill responding to Obama's health care law

Jessica M. Karmasek May. 2, 2011, 1:30pm

Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The Florida Senate on Monday approved a bill that would prohibit state residents from being required to buy health insurance.

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Mo. SC rules against insurer of baseball team

Jessica M. Karmasek May. 2, 2011, 2:46pm

Russell JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The Missouri Supreme Court, in a ruling Tuesday, said a circuit court properly found that a baseball team owner's excess insurer is bound by a $4.58 million judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Koster settles with St. Louis pharmacy for $500K

Bryan Cohen May. 3, 2011, 2:41am

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced on Tuesday that his office has reached a settlement with a St. Louis pharmacy over Medicaid billing practices.

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Waste incinerators paying $7.5M in Massachusetts

Bryan Cohen May. 3, 2011, 2:44am

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Monday that the operator of three Massachusetts municipal waste incinerators has agreed to pay $7.5 million to resolve alleged environmental violations.

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Mo. AG sues Utah company

Bryan Cohen May. 3, 2011, 2:47am

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced on Tuesday that his office has filed suit against a Utah company for allegedly selling fraudulent home security products and services.

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W.Va. AG otains court order against collection agencies

Jessica M. Karmasek May. 3, 2011, 10:29am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw said on Tuesday his office has obtained a court order halting illegal loan collections in the state by two Illinois and Nevada companies.

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Ohio SC reinstates medical malpractice claim

Jessica M. Karmasek May. 3, 2011, 10:33am

Brown COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - The Ohio Supreme Court says damages for emotional distress stemming directly from a physical injury are to be considered in traditional medical malpractice claims.

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Levee detonated, despite Koster's wishes

Jessica M. Karmasek May. 3, 2011, 10:42am

BIRDS POINT, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers went ahead with its plans to detonate a Missouri levee Monday night.

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Okla. SC: Common law wife entitled to death benefits

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a ruling last month, said a common law wife's status as surviving spouse was sufficient to establish her entitlement to death benefits under the state's Workers' Compensation Act.

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Patient's treatment was continuous, Va. SC rules in statute of limitations case

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

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed the judgment of a circuit court in favor of a radiology group, saying the court erred in sustaining the group's plea of the statute of limitations.

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Class action suit filed over flood

Jessica M. Karmasek May. 3, 2011, 1:44pm

Koster WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A class-action complaint was filed Tuesday on behalf of the farmers whose land was flooded after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breached a levee on the Mississippi River.

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Vote might be coming on controversial judicial nominee

John O'Brien May. 3, 2011, 1:46pm

McConnell WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing for a vote on one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees, Rhode Island plaintiffs attorney Jack McConnell.

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McKenna: Company violated settlement

Bryan Cohen May. 4, 2011, 3:14am

McKenna KENNEWICK, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna announced on Monday that an online home decor company violated a 2008 settlement and must provide additional refunds.

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States settle with USB

Nick Rees May. 4, 2011, 3:16am

Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Twenty-five states attorney general have reached a settlement with Switzerland-based USB AG over antitrust allegations.

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