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Kentucky nursing homes threatened by litigation

Michael P. Tremoglie Jul. 2, 2012, 7:00am

Studdert FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - A major nursing home company announced recently that it would cease operations in Kentucky, citing frivolous lawsuits as the reason it was leaving the state.

N.Y. AG sues former president of charity

Bryan Cohen Jul. 2, 2012, 9:00am

Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil lawsuit on Friday against the former president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York and its affiliated charity for allegedly using donor money for personal expenses.

N.H. judge grants preliminary injunction in Delaney's case

Bryan Cohen Jul. 2, 2012, 9:12am

Delaney CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney announced on Thursday that a judge has granted the state's petitions for preliminary injunctive relief and attachment against a Merrimack County-based contractor and his business.

Dairyland agrees to pollution control upgrades

Michael P. Tremoglie Jul. 2, 2012, 9:25am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday a settlement with Dairyland Power Cooperative over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

Former EPA official takes job with environmentalist group

Michael P. Tremoglie Jul. 2, 2012, 9:38am

Armendariz DALLAS (Legal Newsline) - The former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator who resigned in April after a video was made public in which he said he wanted to "crucify" the energy industry may get his chance.

Wis. SC makes picks for state's chief judge committee

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 2, 2012, 12:15pm

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced Friday its selections for the state's Committee of Chief Judges.

Conn. AG opposes relicensing of Entergy reactors, wants study done

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 2, 2012, 12:45pm

Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen says he opposes the relicensing of two Indian Point nuclear reactors in nearby New York until a "thorough and complete" investigation is done.

Former appeals court judge sworn in as interim Ore. AG

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 2, 2012, 1:30pm

Rosenblum SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Ellen Rosenblum was sworn in Friday, making her Oregon's first woman attorney general.

GlaxoSmithKline settles health care fraud case for $3 billion

Michael P. Tremoglie Jul. 2, 2012, 1:31pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- GlaxoSmithKline will plead guilty and pay $3 billion in criminal and civil penalties for fraud, according to the Justice Department.

Alaska fined for HIPAA violation

Michael P. Tremoglie Jul. 3, 2012, 7:25am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has been fined $1.7 milion by the federal government to settle alleged violations of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule.

Ohio AG warns consumers about traveling contractors

Bryan Cohen Jul. 3, 2012, 7:26am

DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned consumers Monday who were impacted by the violent weather over the weekend to beware of traveling contractors attempting to take advantage of homeowners needing assistance.

N.H. AG announces executive compensation report by NHCPPS

Bryan Cohen Jul. 3, 2012, 7:27am

Delaney CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney announced Monday that the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies has issued a report on executive compensation at the state's non-profit hospitals.

Report: Rick Perry stumps for Mo. AG candidate

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 3, 2012, 7:50am

Martin CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Former presidential hopeful and current Texas Gov. Rick Perry reportedly stumped for Missouri attorney general candidate Ed Martin over the weekend.

Poker site's CEO arrested at JFK

Michael P. Tremoglie Jul. 3, 2012, 10:33am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Raymond Bitar, the Chief Executive Officer of Full Tilt Poker, was arrested Monday at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced.

Mazer Moss responds to CLC 'plaintiff friendly' criticism

Michael P. Tremoglie Jul. 3, 2012, 10:56am

Mazer Moss Four months after a leadership shakeup at the First Judicial District courts, Judge Sandra Mazer Moss reflected on criticism she faced as coordinating judge of Philadelphia's Complex Lititgation Center (CLC).

Calif. passes key provisions of Harris' homeowner bill package

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 3, 2012, 11:20am

Harris SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - Key provisions of California Attorney General Kamala Harris' so-called Homeowner Bill of Rights passed the state Legislature Monday.

Calif. SC: Charter cities can set policies on prevailing wages

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 3, 2012, 12:20pm

Kennard SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court said this week the state's charter cities have the right to establish their own policies concerning government-mandated construction wage rates, also known as prevailing wages, on purely municipal construction projects.

W.Va. AG reaches $1.7M agreement with debt collector

Jessica M. Karmasek Jul. 3, 2012, 12:45pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw says he has reached an agreement with a California-based debt collection company, netting nearly $2 million in refunds and cancelled debts for state consumers.

Wis. AG takes on window and door retailer

Bryan Cohen Jul. 5, 2012, 6:11am

Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced an enforcement action on Tuesday against an Outagamie County-based window and door retailer for allegedly violating the state's No Call Law.

Mo. AG sues Lincoln County developer

Bryan Cohen Jul. 5, 2012, 6:12am

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a lawsuit on Monday against a Lincoln County developer for allegedly violating the state's Clean Water Law.