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Masto alleges Bank of America violated consent judgment

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 1, 2011, 9:30am

Masto CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto this week requested permission to amend a previous complaint against Bank of America and its subsidiaries to add more claims relating to mortgage origination and servicing.

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Appeals court upholds denial of retirees' benefits motion

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 1, 2011, 9:35am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court last week upheld a denial of a motion by Century Aluminum Co. retirees for a preliminary injunction seeking continuation of certain health care benefits.

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Iowa AG successful against Ariz. company

Bryan Cohen Sep. 1, 2011, 10:36am

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Tuesday that an Arizona company has been barred from all future telemarketing and mail solicitations in Iowa.

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Commission confirms Liu appointment

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 1, 2011, 11:00am

Liu SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- California's Commission on Judicial Appointments has confirmed the proposed appointment of Goodwin Liu to the state Supreme Court.

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DeWine suing roofing company

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

DeWine CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Cleveland-area roofing company after it allegedly failed to deliver complete work or provide refunds.

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N.H. Dems paying $5K over prerecorded message

Bryan Cohen Sep. 1, 2011, 1:33pm

Delaney CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney announced a consent agreement on Tuesday with the New Hampshire Democratic Party after a complaint that it allegedly delivered a prerecorded political message illegally.

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Fuel gel companies voluntarily recall products

Bryan Cohen Sep. 1, 2011, 1:35pm

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan heralded the voluntary recalls of pourable fuel gel that was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday.

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McKenna can keep spot in health care challenge

John O'Brien Sep. 1, 2011, 1:36pm

McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that state Attorney General Rob McKenna can not be forced to withdraw his challenge to federal health care reform.

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Ecuadorian plaintiffs take aim at federal judge

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 1, 2011, 1:38pm

Kaplan NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A group of Ecuadorian residents are accusing a federal judge of improperly allowing Chevron Corp. to re-litigate an eight-year trial that it lost to help bail out the oil giant, according to recent court filings.

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Card check ruling reverses secret ballot

Michael P. Tremoglie Sep. 2, 2011, 10:41am

Becker The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Aug. 30 reversed a 2007 ruling which allowed 30 percent of a company's employees, or another union, to immediately challenge a card check union organizing campaign with a secret ballot vote.

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Field of Mo. SC candidates narrowed to three

John O'Brien Sep. 2, 2011, 10:46am

Teitelman JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission has selected three applicants to fill a spot on the state Supreme Court.

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Worker takes on labor union with NLRB complaint

Michael P. Tremoglie Sep. 2, 2011, 10:58am

A Tyson Foods employee at a Wisconsin meat processing plant filed a complaint against United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 538 officials after the union allegedly threatened to retaliate against him for exercising his rights to refrain from full-dues-paying union membership.

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Prosser recuses self from campaign case

John O'Brien Sep. 2, 2011, 12:32pm

Prosser MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser has changed his mind and recused himself from a case involving campaign-finance regulations.

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Madigan, House of Blues reach agreement

Bryan Cohen Sep. 2, 2011, 1:49pm

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Friday that the House of Blues Chicago and owner Live Nation Worldwide Inc. have implemented changes in accordance with a 2009 settlement agreement.

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Madigan sues copper plant over emissions

Bryan Cohen Sep. 6, 2011, 12:59am

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on announced Friday that she filed a complaint against a copper plant based in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood over allegedly dangerous levels of lead emissions.

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Madigan alleges water and air pollution

Bryan Cohen Sep. 6, 2011, 1:19am

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a lawsuit on Friday against a Macoupin County, Ill., swine finishing operation over allegations of water and air pollution violations.

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Court rules for Wis. AG in dispute with construction company

Bryan Cohen Sep. 6, 2011, 3:15am

Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Tuesday that the Waukesha County circuit court had entered a judgment against a construction co. and its owner over alleged wetlands violations.

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Asbestos lawyer, insurer settle defense dispute

Steve Korris Sep. 6, 2011, 9:00am

Peirce CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Pittsburgh asbestos lawyer Robert Peirce and Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company settled a dispute over payment for his defense against the fraud and racketeering claims of CSX Transportation.

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Feds sue over losses to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 6, 2011, 10:46am

Masto WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Federal Housing Finance Authority on Friday filed lawsuits against 17 financial institutions to recover losses to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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GOP accused of 'playing games' with Cordray's nomination

Jessica M. Karmasek Sep. 6, 2011, 12:15pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson says Republicans are "playing games" in holding up former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray's nomination to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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