Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a decision on Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to grant the state's request to stay the cross-state air pollution rule.
Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Friday that his office has reached a $60,000 settlement with an Oconomowoc business to resolve alleged environmental violations.
DALTON, Ga. (Legal Newsline) - The Justice Department announced a settlement with Garland Sales Inc., a Georgia rug manufacturer, involving allegations that it required unnecessary documentation for workers of Hispanic origin.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A financial products and services firm and its founder and owner have pleaded guilty to bid-rigging and fraud conspiracies involving investment of municipal bond proceeds and other related municipal finance contracts.
Kilmartin SMITHFIELD, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced a settlement on Friday between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several companies that allegedly dumped waste at a site in Smithfield.
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock represented the State. HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 ruling on corporate campaign spending is not in conflict with a state election law in Montana, the state's supreme court has ruled.
Biden WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden released a statement on Friday following the Delaware Department of Insurance's approval of a proposal affiliation between BlueCross BlueShield Delaware and Highmark Inc.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley unveiled amendments on Thursday to regulations governing the registration and filing requirements for particular religious organizations that are also public charities.
Bondi TALAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi requested Friday that the Fourth District Court of Appeal certify that its recent decision in a foreclosure case includes a question ripe for consideration by the state Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Barack Obama is forcing through a controversial nomination while Senate Republicans who blocked a vote on it are in recess.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has indicted three Swiss bankers for conspiring to hide more than $1.2 billion in assets from the IRS.
HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) - A Hawaii federal judge has fined a sheet metal workers union, its principal officer and its attorney for violating the Court's earlier orders.
Shelby WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama started with a joke in his response to President Barack Obama skipping Senate approval for one of his nominees, but ultimately does not appear to find much humor in the situation.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - The Wall Street Journal slammed Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in an editorial Tuesday, claiming her lawsuit against five national banks is politically motivated.
Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen praised state utility regulators on Wednesday for a draft decision that would allow a state review of the proposed merger of Northeast Utilities and NSTAR.
McGraw TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - Bill Bartmann, the chief executive officer of the Tulsa-based debt-collection agency CFS II, and other debt collectors have started a national reform initiative and have created a debt collector pledge.
Dow TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - Approximately three weeks after a nomination from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Senate panel will consider confirming Jeff Chiesa as the next state attorney general on Thursday.
QUITO, Ecuador (Legal Newsline) - An Ecuadorian appellate court has upheld an $18 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. for the company's "intentional contamination" of the country's rainforest.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A California appeals court, in a ruling Friday, held that a company's insurance agent was properly classified as an independent contractor in a putative class action.
Barbier NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier exiled Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell from Deepwater Horizon litigation and granted plaintiff lawyers a 6 percent charge on $14 billion in future settlements at BP's Gulf Coast Claims Facility.