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Coalition challenges Conn. governor on labor issue

Michael P. Tremoglie Apr. 2, 2012, 7:38am

WATERBURY, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - A coalition representing consumers, filed a lawsuit March 22 in Connecticut Superior Court to oppose Gov. Dannel Malloy's executive order that turned some health care workers into state employees.

Federal judge issues injunction in lockout

Michael P. Tremoglie Apr. 2, 2012, 7:49am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge on Thursday issued a temporary injunction ordering the owners of a Brooklyn apartment complex to end a months-long lockout of more than 70 unionized porters and maintenance workers and resume bargaining "immediately."

EPA's popularity possibly waning

Michael P. Tremoglie Apr. 2, 2012, 7:57am

Rahall WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Barack Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency has managed to antagonize not only its foes but now might also be alienating its friends.

U.S. Senate to vote on W.Va. attorney's nomination to Fourth Circuit

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 2, 2012, 9:20am

Thacker WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Senate agreed last week to consider the nomination of West Virginia attorney Stephanie Thacker to a federal appeals court later this month.

Ecuadorian panel again squashes Chevron motion to block judgment

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 2, 2012, 10:35am

Kaplan LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador (Legal Newsline) - A three-judge appellate panel has again denied -- for the fourth time -- a motion by Chevron Corp. to block the Republic of Ecuador from enforcing an $18 billion judgment against the company.

Judge rules in case over Wis. collective bargaining law

Michael P. Tremoglie Apr. 2, 2012, 11:00am

Walker MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has rejected the attempt by labor unions to declare Wisconsin's law limiting the collective bargaining privileges of some government employees as unconstitutional.

Texas jury: TaxMasters and CEO must pay $195 million

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 2, 2012, 12:35pm

Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Texas jury last week returned a $195 million verdict against Houston-based TaxMasters Inc., its predecessor companies and its founder and CEO Patrick Cox for violating the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Calloway to pay $20M to settle urine test dispute

Bryan Cohen Apr. 2, 2012, 1:53pm

Coakley WOBURN, Mass. (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $20 million settlement on Friday with Calloway Laboratories resolving allegations that the medical testing company gave unnecessary urine drug tests.

Ky. AG settles with auto dealer

Bryan Cohen Apr. 2, 2012, 1:55pm

Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced a consent judgment on Friday against a Nicholasville auto dealer for alleged violations of the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act.

Iowa AG settles interest rates case

Bryan Cohen Apr. 2, 2012, 1:57pm

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Friday that his Consumer Protection Division settled with a Muscatine used vehicle dealership over interest rates it charged its customers.

La. SC reaffirms cap on med mal damages

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 3, 2012, 7:20am

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - The Louisiana Supreme Court last month declared the state's $500,000 cap on total medical liability damages constitutional.

DOJ settles ADA allegations against Iowa hospital

Michael P. Tremoglie Apr. 3, 2012, 9:25am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Trinity Health Systems and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement Friday that mandates an Iowa hospital provides effective communication to the hearing impaired.

Attorney refiles lawsuit against W.Va. AG

Lawrence Smith Apr. 3, 2012, 9:42am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A Summers County attorney is again alleging the West Virginia Attorney General's Office used bait-and-switch tactics in offering her a job.

Plaintiff doesn't want default judgment in Mt. Dew mouse case

Christina Stueve Apr. 3, 2012, 9:44am

Nester EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff Ronald Ball is asking to withdraw a motion for default judgment against defendant Pepsico, Inc. and Pepsi Cola General Bottlers in a Madison County, Ill., personal injury suit.

Ohio SC to hear arguments over Dann license suspension

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 3, 2012, 10:35am

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - The Ohio Supreme Court was expected to hear arguments Tuesday on a proposed six-month law license suspension of former state Attorney General Marc Dann.

Groupon settles class action, pays $8.5M

Michael P. Tremoglie Apr. 3, 2012, 10:44am

Sabraw SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) -- Discount coupon seller Groupon has settled a class action lawsuit for $8.5 million.

Insurers: Keeping class action in Arkansas will force settlement

John O'Brien Apr. 3, 2012, 10:52am

Hickey TEXARKANA, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Insurance companies say lawyers are trying to force a heavy discovery burden on them in an Arkansas state court by skirting federal law regulating class actions.

Ohio SC rules trial court can't appoint receiver

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 3, 2012, 11:35am

O'Donnell COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the authority to appoint a receiver for a dissolved foreign corporation is subject to constitutional limitations.

Mass. man must pay $38K civil penalty

Bryan Cohen Apr. 3, 2012, 1:18pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a settlement on Monday with a Middleborough landowner resolving allegations that he ignored a Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection clean-up order.

Two cited for Iowa One Call violations

Bryan Cohen Apr. 3, 2012, 1:38pm

Miller NEVADA, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Monday that a judge has penalized two Story County companies for allegedly failing to comply with the Iowa One Call law before conducting drainage tile installation excavations.