Coakley SUFFOLK, Mass. (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against an insurance company for allegedly failing to compensate the state after a bridge in Grafton collapsed due to shoddy construction work.
King JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court last week reversed part of a lower court's decision in a case over a state underwriting association's request to assess its members to cover losses following Hurricane Katrina.
Corbin LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court last week affirmed a lower court's order upholding a default judgment and damages of more than $700,000 in a case hinging on the validity of a circuit clerk's signature.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Former San Diego attorney Christopher M. Rusch and two Phoenix-area clients have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The federal government has entered into a an agreement with a successor trust to the Chapter 11 debtor Motors Liquidation Company ("Old GM"), formerly known as General Motors Corporation.
Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a complex forfeiture action on Wednesday against two companies and their principals for allegedly violating laws governing solicitations and misleading representations.
Harris SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Tuesday her happiness that the state Senate has passed legislation that would protect consumers from unfair practices of debt collection.
Coakley WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Twelve state attorneys general have joined in an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving the Fair Housing Act.
Palmer HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that a written opinion in a medical malpractice case satisfies the "detailed basis" requirement of a state statute.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The District of Columbia's highest court said last week that a person who uses the government as an "instrumentality of fraud," causing unwarranted government action against another, forfeits the protection of a government contacts principle.
Coakley WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Two state attorneys general will square off in a discussion next week about the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's federal health care law.
Cutler HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will not intervene in the Philadelphia courts system, which a pharmaceutical company says is actively encouraging out-of-state lawsuits.
Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger said Wednesday he plans to join a settlement with the nation's top mortgage servicers.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Two New England companies that store and distribute hazardous chemicals will pay more than $179,000 in penalties and donate about $43,000 worth of equipment and training, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Department of Justice has reached a settlement with the Henry Ford Health System to resolve a complaint filed alleging HF failed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sided with his office by rejecting Indian Point's request for more than 100 exemptions from major fire safety requirements.
COLUMBIA, Md. (Legal Newsline) - A Maryland-based company at the center of thousands of asbestos-related claims announced this week a proposed $19.5 million settlement has been reached between it and those sickened by exposure at a former plant in Montana.
McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna said Thursday that his office's Consumer Protection Division saved the public more than $4 million in 2011 while fielding approximately 40,000 calls, 23,000 letters and 450 walk-ins.
Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a lawsuit on Thursday against Nationwide Title Clearing for allegedly filing faulty documents with county recorders in Illinois.
Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says the state legislature's inaction on a tobacco payment loophole has placed the state in "terrible and unnecessary peril."