Bryan Cohen Feb. 1, 2012, 10:46am
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.
Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 1, 2012, 10:53am
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.
Bryan Cohen Feb. 1, 2012, 1:23pm
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.
Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 2, 2012, 9:30am
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.
Michael P. Tremoglie Feb. 2, 2012, 11:40am
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.
Bryan Cohen Feb. 2, 2012, 12:54pm
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.
Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 2, 2012, 1:13pm
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.
Bryan Cohen Feb. 2, 2012, 1:29pm
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.