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Texas AG secures reimbursem ent from roofing contractor

Bryan Cohen Oct. 1, 2011, 12:44pm

Abbott SINTON, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on Friday that a Rosenberg-based roofing contractor has agreed to reimburse all homeowners who improperly paid the company's "liquidated damages" contracts.

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Tenn. AG's settlement provides $1.1M in restitution

Bryan Cohen Oct. 1, 2011, 12:47pm

Cooper NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper and Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs Director Gary Cordell announced a $300,000 agreement on Wednesday with a company alleged to have sold fake health insurance.

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R.I. AG shuts down pair of companies

Bryan Cohen Oct. 1, 2011, 12:49pm

Kilmartin PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced on Friday that his office has prevailed in shutting down two allegedly fraudulent mortgage modification companies and securing $5,500 in restitution for three consumers.

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Va. AG appeals ObamaCare ruling

John O'Brien Oct. 1, 2011, 12:51pm

Cuccinelli WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is the latest to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over federal health care reform.

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Calif. AG steps out of mortgage settlement talks

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 10:32am

Harris SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris has reportedly backed out of ongoing settlement talks with the nation's top mortgage servicers.

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W.Va. GOP serves notice on redistricting documents

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 10:39am

Stuart CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Republican Party, anticipating future litigation, on Friday provided written notice to various state offices asking that all documents related to redistricting be preserved.

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W.Va. SC rules in favor of county on sick leave

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 10:40am

Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled last week that a circuit court order awarding more than $400,000 to former Cabell County Jail employees be reversed.

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Appellate judges take sting out of Illinois opinion

Steve Korris Oct. 3, 2011, 10:42am

Castleman SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Fourth District appellate judges withdrew a stinging opinion that rejected conspiracy evidence in McLean County mesothelioma trials, and they replaced it with a kinder and gentler rejection.

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Coakley, Jepsen want lower electric rates

Bryan Cohen Oct. 3, 2011, 12:43pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a complaint on Friday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to lower the rates electric transmission companies charge New England ratepayers.

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Borders sold customer data to Barnes & Noble

Bryan Cohen Oct. 3, 2011, 12:49pm

Kelly HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly urged state consumers on Monday to review their privacy rights related to the sale of customer information gathered by the defunct Borders book store chain.

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Cranberry grower ordered to pay $50K

Bryan Cohen Oct. 3, 2011, 1:35pm

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Monday that the owners and operators of a cranberry operation near Tomah have been ordered to pay $50,000 for violations of state wetland protection laws.

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Sixth Circuit rules for defendant in asbestos suit

John O'Brien Oct. 3, 2011, 1:43pm

Batchelder CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has rejected the theory that each and every exposure to asbestos a person experiences significantly contributes to his or her chances of getting mesothelioma.

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Okla. AG stumps for pipeline in letter to Clinton

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 2:39pm

Pruitt OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday expressed his support for the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Miss. SC overturns sanctions against med-mal plaintiff

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 6:11pm

Lamar JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week that a trial court erred in dismissing a man's second medical malpractice claim against a doctor and hospital.

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Ind. AG sues two out-of-state companies

Bryan Cohen Oct. 4, 2011, 1:58am

Zoeller CROWN POINT, Ind. (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced lawsuits on Tuesday against two credit repair and foreclosure consultant companies for allegedly taking advantage of Lake County consumers.

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N.J. AG unhappy with chimney cleaning company

Bryan Cohen Oct. 4, 2011, 2:00am

Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow and the state Division of Consumer Affairs announced a lawsuit on Monday against a chimney cleaning and repair company.

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Solyndra employed no union workers, according to bankruptcy petition

Steve Korris Oct. 4, 2011, 8:33am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - President Obama's former favorite green enterprise, solar panel maker Solyndra, employed as many union members as an aircraft plant he won't let Boeing build in South Carolina: zero.

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Solyndra bankruptcy trustee proposes taking over if execs keep invoking Fifth

Steve Korris Oct. 4, 2011, 8:38am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - U.S. bankruptcy trustee Roberta DeAngelis proposes to take over management of solar panel maker Solyndra if its leaders keep pleading Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination.

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W.Va. high court says Pep Boys didn't violate federal law

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 4, 2011, 8:45am

Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week upheld a circuit court's ruling in favor of a popular tire and auto parts chain.

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Ill. court says utility can't charge extra fee

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 4, 2011, 9:35am

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - An Illinois appellate court ruled last week that Peoples Gas cannot charge Chicago residents an extra fee to foot the bill for replacing old gas mains.

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