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Nev. SC won't consider taxicab company's writ petition

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 6, 2011, 7:27am

Hardesty CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - The Nevada Supreme Court, after rehearing a case involving a taxicab company, says it will not "exercise its discretion" to consider a writ petition by the company challenging a denial of summary judgment.

Banks want W.Va. AG's lawsuit in federal court

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 6, 2011, 10:49am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A half-dozen banks accused of violating West Virginia's Consumer Credit and Protection Act have asked a federal court to hear the lawsuits filed against them by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

N.H. SC says trial court correct to apportion fault to USPS

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 6, 2011, 12:13pm

Conboy CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled last month that a trial court did not err in allowing a jury to apportion fault to a man's employer in a personal injury case.

N.J. cab co. agrees to provide anti-discrimination training to drivers

Bryan Cohen Oct. 6, 2011, 12:41pm

Dow TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow and the Division on Civil Rights announced a settlement Thursday with a cab company resolving allegations of discrimination.

Ind. AG appeals decision allowing robo-calls

Bryan Cohen Oct. 6, 2011, 12:44pm

Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has appealed a federal court decision that would allow interstate political robo-calls to Hoosiers numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

Ill. AG files suit against gas station over mis-priced gasoline

Bryan Cohen Oct. 6, 2011, 1:39pm

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a lawsuit Thursday against a Rockford gas station and its owner for allegedly charging consumers premium and mid-grade prices for regular-grade gasoline.

Ore. high court says lower court wrong to exclude evidence

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 6, 2011, 1:48pm

Walters SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - The Oregon Supreme Court said last month that a trial court erred in excluding evidence that a defendant charged in a fatal auto accident was intoxicated at the time.

NLRB delays implementation of posting rule

Michael P. Tremoglie Oct. 7, 2011, 9:12am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The National Labor Relations Board is delaying implementation of a controversial new rule for employers.

Miss. SC boots judge off $322M asbestos case

John O'Brien Oct. 7, 2011, 9:45am

Bowen JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The judge in a record-breaking asbestos lawsuit is being forced off the case by the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Default judgment entered for Mo. AG in Joplin tornado case

Bryan Cohen Oct. 7, 2011, 12:35pm

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Thursday that the Jasper County Circuit Court has granted his motion for default judgment against a Georgia man for alleged fraudulent donation solicitation.

Suthers sues telemarketers

Bryan Cohen Oct. 7, 2011, 12:37pm

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced a lawsuit on Thursday against magazine sales telemarketing companies and their principals for alleged deceit and fraud.

Talent agency paying penalty in New York

Bryan Cohen Oct. 7, 2011, 12:40pm

Schneiderman POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Wednesday with a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based talent agency for allegedly deceiving New York consumers with advertisements promising meetings with talent agents.

Ore. AG sues loan modification company

Bryan Cohen Oct. 10, 2011, 1:23pm

Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced a lawsuit on Friday against a California-based loan modification company.

Koster sues couple over underground tanks

Bryan Cohen Oct. 10, 2011, 1:25pm

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a lawsuit on Friday against a Taney County couple for alleged violations of the state's Underground Storage Tank law.

Calif. business will pay $67K in restitution

Bryan Cohen Oct. 10, 2011, 1:26pm

Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced an agreement on Friday with a California loan modification company that allegedly promised loan modifications to more than two dozen Oregon homeowners that were never delivered.

Digitek lawyers broke rules, attorney claims

Steve Korris Oct. 10, 2011, 1:32pm

Goodwin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Lawyers for drug maker Actavis broke ethical rules by asking expert David Bliesner about errors in a declaration for a case in West Virginia while deposing him for a case in Oklahoma, according to lawyer Don Ernst.

Provost Umphrey, Dole reach settlement in pesticide suits

Marilyn Tennissen Oct. 10, 2011, 1:37pm

Sparks LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - After years of litigation, The Dole Food Co. Inc. and the Provost Umphrey Law Firm have reached an agreement to settle litigation the firm filed on behalf of more than 5,000 foreign farm workers claiming injuries from pesticides.

Philly man sues Indianapolis Colts, hotel over foot injury

Jon Campisi Oct. 10, 2011, 1:41pm

Manning PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A Philadelphia man who claims he became injured last winter while waiting to obtain an autograph from a professional football player is suing the hotel where the alleged incident occurred.

Feds fine mortgage foreclosure firm $2 million

Michael P. Tremoglie Oct. 11, 2011, 7:23am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that it entered into an agreement with the law firm of Steve Baum, P.C., one of the largest mortgage foreclosure firms in the state, to pay $2 million to the federal government and revamp its policies and procedures.

NJ mortgage broker admits fraud, U.S. Attorney announces

Michael P. Tremoglie Oct. 11, 2011, 7:58am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A former mortgage broker admitted that he participated in a scheme which defrauded lenders and generated millions of dollars in fraudulent mortgage loans, the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey announced last week.