Gavin BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - A former railroad employee alleges he developed a non-cancerous disease after working near asbestos throughout his nearly 40-year career.
Barbier NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Deepwater Horizon rig owner Transocean and five workers settled personal injury suits that the workers undercut by pleading Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination.
Scalia DALLAS (Legal Newsline) - Four months after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to certify a nationwide class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart, a former plaintiff has initiated a class action against the retail giant that could include up to 45,000 female Texas employees.
Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Monday that his office filed an enforcement action against a Stevens Point meat company for alleged violations of consumer protection laws.
DeWine AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a settlement on Monday with an Akron dry cleaning business that allegedly violated Ohio's air pollution control laws.
Miller FORT MADISON, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Monday that a Lee County judge has penalized a Wever hog-feeding operation for alleged water pollution and animal feeding operation violations.
Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Bureau County State's Attorney Patrick Herrmann announced a lawsuit on Monday against Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. for alleged environmental violations.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A new report says southern New Jersey's business owners are worried about the legal climate they're facing.
Mix LEVITTOWN, NY (Legal Newsline) - An automobile parts manufacturing worker petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to halt an unpopular local union from collecting dues and representing him and his coworkers.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Attorneys for five Ohio pension funds are not accepting a ruling that dismissed former state Attorney General Richard Cordray's lawsuit against the three major credit rating agencies.
Glasser MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - A group of drug stores is objecting to a federal magistrate judge's recommendation that a class action lawsuit filed against it by a West Virginia firm should be heard in state court.
Barbier NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Deepwater Horizon operator BP and rig owner Transocean, trading blame for last year's oil spill, aim to drag Uncle Sam into the dispute.
DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday that he has determined that certain permits governing treatment and disposal of brine from oil and gas wells were not issued legally.
Abrahamson WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson says the Court will focus on rebuilding the public's trust and confidence this term.
Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a consent judgment on Wednesday against a Ray County dog breeder for alleged violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act and the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Friday that a Marblehead real estate attorney has been found liable for his involvement in a foreclosure rescue scheme.
Durham SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert Durham says he will not run for reelection.
Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is wondering why the federal government isn't using his state's plan as a model for creating jobs.
A Mothman statue in Point Pleasant POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A Kentucky woman's fall at an event celebrating the mythical Mothman of West Virginia has resulted in a lawsuit against its co-hosts.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld its decision to throw out a fine against CBS Corp. for the "nine-sixteenths of one second" exposure of Janet Jackson's breast during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.