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Class action lawyer sanctioned, asked to resign over expense reports

John O'Brien Aug. 1, 2012, 11:13am

Bull SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawyer found to have submitted misleading expense reports to a federal court has been sanctioned and asked to resign by her firm's governing members.

Federal judge's ruling allows Chevron RICO suit to continue

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 1, 2012, 12:50pm

Kaplan NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge, in an order filed Tuesday, is allowing Chevron Corp.'s suit against a group of Ecuadorian plaintiffs to move forward.

Mo. SC says damages cap is unconstitutional

John O'Brien Aug. 1, 2012, 1:00pm

Teitelman JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down the state's cap on pain and suffering awards in medical malpractice cases.

Companies settle with N.J. AG over alleged chimney damage

Bryan Cohen Aug. 1, 2012, 1:24pm

Chiesa NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced an agreement on Tuesday with two Bergen County-based home improvement companies that allegedly destroyed or damaged chimneys.

Conn. AG has questions about hospital security breach

Bryan Cohen Aug. 1, 2012, 1:26pm

Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has requested information from Hartford Hospital about why the unencrypted personal health information of approximately 9,000 patients was located on a laptop stolen from a third-party vendor.

N.J. AG sues over claims of 9/11 donations

Bryan Cohen Aug. 1, 2012, 1:53pm

Chiesa NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced a lawsuit on Monday against two convicted felons who allegedly solicited fraudulent 9/11 donations from New Jersey residents.

Attorney for head shop owner says N.Y. AG 'shoe-horning the facts'

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 1, 2012, 2:55pm

Schneiderman QUEENS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - An attorney for a New York head shop says state Attorney General Eric Scheiderman's recent consent order demanding his client remove alleged synthetic drugs from its shelves is "replete with nonsense."

Mass. lawmakers now calling for Citizens United amendment

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 2, 2012, 9:25am

Atkins BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Add Massachusetts to the list of state legislatures that are voicing their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and that support a constitutional amendment to reverse it.

NLRB again takes on Florida theater over collective bargaining impasse

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 2, 2012, 9:42am

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The National Labor Relations Board has issued a second complaint for alleged violations of federal labor law against a Florida theater.

Judge rules against EPA

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 2, 2012, 11:52am

Tomblin WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority by issuing a guidance document about Clean Water Act compliance.

Madoff trustee seeks to block settlement with N.Y. AG

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 2, 2012, 12:00pm

Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC is seeking to block a $410 million settlement between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin.

Ind. SC: Wrongful death suit should be tried in British Columbia

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 2, 2012, 1:10pm

Sullivan INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Indiana Supreme Court said in a ruling Monday that British Columbia is an "adequate" forum for a lawsuit filed over a bizarre helicopter accident.

Federal judge grants W.Va. SC candidate's motion to intervene

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 2, 2012, 2:50pm

Loughry CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has granted a West Virginia Supreme Court candidate's motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program.

Complaint filed against union for demanding dues

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 2, 2012, 7:16pm

Mix CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - An employee of a Macy's has filed a federal complaint against a union alleging labor law violations.

Hercules settles EPA's emissions allegations

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 2, 2012, 7:21pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Manufacturer Hercules Incorporated will pay $175,000 to settle environmental law violation allegations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday.

SEC charges Bristol-Myers Squibb executive with insider trading

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 2, 2012, 7:27pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Securities and Exchange Commission charged an executive at Bristol-Myers Squibb with insider trading on Thursday.

Former SEIU president indicted

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 2, 2012, 7:32pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - The former president of Service Employees International Union Local 6434, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury.

Iowa SC mostly upholds decision in chiropractors' class action

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 3, 2012, 8:30am

Waterman DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - The Iowa Supreme Court last week mostly upheld a lower court's ruling in favor of the state's largest health insurer.

Miss. SC: City police immune from wrongful death suit

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 3, 2012, 11:45am

Waller JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week that Jackson police officers did not act with "reckless disregard" of a woman's safety in a wrongful death suit filed by her family.

Former Veritas exec settles with SEC

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 3, 2012, 12:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California on July 20 entered a settlement between the former chief financial officer of Veritas Software Corporation and the Securities and Exchange Commission.