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Gansler issues order against investment firm

Bryan Cohen Oct. 13, 2011, 11:37am

Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler's Securities Division has issued a summary cease and desist and order to show cause on Wednesday against an investment firm and its owner.

Gansler settles with steel mill

Bryan Cohen Oct. 13, 2011, 11:41am

Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced an agreement on Thursday with the new owner of the Sparrows Point steel mill to resolve alleged violations of the state's air pollution control laws.

Coalition wants AGs to probe Google

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 13, 2011, 12:39pm

Lynch WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A coalition of businesses and organizations is asking all 50 state attorneys general to investigate search engine giant Google for possible antitrust violations.

Report: Reform the goal of mortgage investigation

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 13, 2011, 1:48pm

Miller WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The state attorneys general who are negotiating a settlement with the nation's top five mortgage servicers apparently aren't stopping there.

Holder urged to investigate debit card fees

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 13, 2011, 2:00pm

Holder WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Members of the House on Thursday called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether big banks are coordinating their fee strategies in violation of federal antitrust laws.

Texas AG asked about service fees

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 13, 2011, 2:30pm

Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - One Texas lawmaker wants to know if a retail establishment, like a fast food restaurant, can legally charge an itemized "service fee" or offer a cash discount on a consumer transaction.

Report: N.M. AG defends contribution from N.Y. firm

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 13, 2011, 6:16pm

King SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) - New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says a $15,000 campaign contribution from a New York law firm doesn't violate a new state law.

Panel recommends suspending former Kan. AG's license

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 14, 2011, 8:25am

Kline TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - A panel for the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys said Thursday that former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline should have his state law license suspended indefinitely.

Wash. SC reverses summary judgment in med-mal case

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 14, 2011, 11:56am

Owens OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a summary judgment order in favor of a group of doctors and two hospitals accused of negligence.

Koster sues over underground tanks

Bryan Cohen Oct. 14, 2011, 12:28pm

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed suit on Friday against a Gentry County business for alleged violations of Missouri's Underground Storage Tank Law.

Fla. transfers $45.6M to courts

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 14, 2011, 12:31pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has approved a $45.6 million loan so the state court system can continue to operate until spring.

Food co-op ordered to dissolve

Bryan Cohen Oct. 14, 2011, 12:34pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Thursday that a food co-op formerly located in Avon has been ordered to dissolve after allegedly failing to properly respond to declining financial conditions.

Bondi suing used car dealership

Bryan Cohen Oct. 14, 2011, 12:44pm

Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against a used car dealership in Jacksonville for alleged violations of Florida's consumer protection law.

Bank ordered to repay $7M to Tulsa

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 14, 2011, 1:00pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Bank of Oklahoma must repay more than $7 million to the city of Tulsa.

Finalists picked for Colo. SC opening

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 14, 2011, 1:13pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday received the names of three finalists to choose from to fill the vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

Judge rejects Countrywide discrimination class action

Michael P. Tremoglie Oct. 17, 2011, 8:00am

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - A request to give class action status in a lawsuit against Countrywide Bank was rejected Oct. 13 by a federal judge in Kentucky.

Colo. AG, feds obtain court order

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 17, 2011, 11:59am

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Friday that his office and the Federal Trade Commission have obtained a court order barring a company from airing misleading infomercials.

Former La. AG files class action against Facebook

Alejandro de los Rios Oct. 17, 2011, 12:00pm

Ieyoub BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Former Louisiana Attorney General Richard Ieyoub has filed a federal class action lawsuit against the social networking site Facebook on behalf of a woman who says the site improperly tracks users' web browsing.

Woman posed as attorney, Ill. AG alleges

Bryan Cohen Oct. 17, 2011, 12:23pm

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a lawsuit on Friday against a Waukegan woman for allegedly posing as a licensed attorney for immigrants seeking help with their immigration status.

Mo. company assessed $25K in penalties

Bryan Cohen Oct. 17, 2011, 12:26pm

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a consent judgment on Friday against a Franklin County business for alleged violations of the state's Hazardous Waste Management Law.