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Fear of mesothelioma prompts suit against Illinois Central Railroad

Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2011, 11:21am

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.

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Rig workers who pleaded the Fifth settle with Transocean

Steve Korris Nov. 1, 2011, 11:26am

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.

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Woman takes another shot at Wal-Mart class action

Michelle Keahey Nov. 1, 2011, 11:31am

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.

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Van Hollen takes on meat company

Bryan Cohen Nov. 1, 2011, 1:28pm

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.

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Ohio company settles pollution allegations

Bryan Cohen Nov. 1, 2011, 1:30pm

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.

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Iowa hog-feeding operation penalized

Bryan Cohen Nov. 1, 2011, 1:32pm

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.

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Ill. AG files lawsuit over train derailment

Bryan Cohen Nov. 1, 2011, 1:51pm

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.

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N.J. group says Philly's problems spreading

John O'Brien Nov. 1, 2011, 2:39pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A new report says southern New Jersey's business owners are worried about the legal climate they're facing.

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Autoparts worker petitions NLRB against union

Michael P. Tremoglie Nov. 1, 2011, 3:18pm

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.

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Ohio appealing ruling in case against credit rating agencies

John O'Brien Nov. 1, 2011, 3:40pm

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.

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Drug stores: No excuse for delay in class action

John O'Brien Nov. 1, 2011, 4:38pm

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.

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BP, Transocean question U.S. government's role in oil spill

Steve Korris Nov. 2, 2011, 9:45am

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.

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DeWine weighs in on brine treatment permits

Bryan Cohen Nov. 2, 2011, 12:56pm

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.

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Wis. chief justice says court drama is in past

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 2, 2011, 12:57pm

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.

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Mo. AG announces consent judgment against dog breeder

Bryan Cohen Nov. 2, 2011, 1:00pm

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.

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Coakly announces judgment against real estate attorney

Bryan Cohen Nov. 2, 2011, 1:31pm

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.

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Another opening on Oregon Supreme Court

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 2, 2011, 1:34pm

Durham SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert Durham says he will not run for reelection.

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Texas AG says Obama, EPA need to cool it with regulations

John O'Brien Nov. 2, 2011, 1:49pm

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.

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Ky. woman chases Mothman event after injuries

Lawrence Smith Nov. 2, 2011, 2:28pm

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.

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Third Circuit again tosses fine over Super Bowl nip-slip

Jessica M. Karmasek Nov. 2, 2011, 2:45pm

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.

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