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Ill. AG sues Chicago-area gyms

Nick Rees Jun. 1, 2012, 7:00am

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against several Chicago-area gym franchises for allegedly charging consumers more than $100,000 in membership fees and dues after shutting down.

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Nursing school hit with injunction

Nick Rees Jun. 1, 2012, 7:00am

Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a temporary injunction against a nursing school on Thursday that allegedly prohibited certain students from taking their practical nurse license examination.

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Texas company ordered to pay $10M, restitution in Colorado

Nick Rees Jun. 1, 2012, 7:01am

Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced a final agency order for civil penalties on Wednesday against a Dallas-based company for alleged unregistered and unlawful debt management practices in the state.

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Judgments entered against Canadian in Ponzi scheme

Michael P. Tremoglie Jun. 1, 2012, 7:24am

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - A New Hampshire federal court has entered final default judgments against the New Futures Trading International Corporation and Henry Roche, a Canadian resident who directed the company.

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Former NSF director pleads guilty to fraud

Michael P. Tremoglie Jun. 1, 2012, 7:37am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A former program director at the National Science Foundation pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Virginia to concealing illicit gifts and fraudulent payments he received, the Department of Justice announced.

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Mich. SC to review foreclosure case against JPMorgan Chase

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2012, 7:55am

Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - The Michigan Supreme Court, in an order last month, said it will hear an appeal by one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers in a case over a state foreclosure law.

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Harvard thwarts union organizing effort

Michael P. Tremoglie Jun. 1, 2012, 8:19am

Pye BOSTON (Legal Newsline) Rosemary Pye, Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board Region 1, issued a ruling Thursday granting Harvard University's request to reject a labor union's organizing efforts.

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EPA reaches agreement over factory cleanup site

Michael P. Tremoglie Jun. 1, 2012, 8:22am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Precision National Plating Services reached a settlement Thursday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a plan to clean up groundwater and surface water contamination at a site in Clarks Summit, Pa.

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N.J. Senate committee rejects second SC nominee

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2012, 8:30am

Harris TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A New Jersey Senate committee on Thursday rejected the nomination of Chatham Mayor Bruce Harris to the state Supreme Court.

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Mich. AG investigating McCotter petitions for possible fraud

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2012, 9:00am

Schuette LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he is investigating allegations of possible fraud relating to nominating petitions submitted by U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter.

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Wash. SC upholds voter-approved liquor privatization law

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2012, 9:55am

Gonzalez OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a liquor privatization initiative -- a day before the measure went into effect.

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Report: Drug maker suing La. AG over outside counsel hiring

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 1, 2012, 10:20am

Caldwell NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell over his hiring of private attorneys in a case against the company.

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House subcommittee revisits class action lawsuit reform

John O'Brien Jun. 1, 2012, 10:49am

Redish WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Some class action lawsuits are only benefitting unharmed parties, a Northwestern University professor said Friday during a House subcommittee hearing on 2005's Class Action Fairness Act.

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N.H. AG reaches agreement with Concord Hospital

Nick Rees Jun. 4, 2012, 7:46am

Delaney CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney announced a settlement on Wednesday with Concord Hospital resolving allegations of hazardous waste violations.

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Jepsen alleges $24M Medicaid fraud

Nick Rees Jun. 4, 2012, 7:48am

Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Conn. Attorney General George Jepsen named 28 individuals, dental practices and corporations in a civil action on Thursday, alleging an elaborate and illegal two-year, $24 million Medicaid fraud scheme.

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Labor borad orders Sands casino to bargain with union

Michael P. Tremoglie Jun. 4, 2012, 7:51am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday ordered the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa., to bargain with a union.

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Robocaller to pay $1M over election calls

Nick Rees Jun. 4, 2012, 7:52am

Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced a $1 million judgment against a company for robocalls during the 2010 election.

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Ark. court says plaintiffs were forum shopping

Michael P. Tremoglie Jun. 4, 2012, 7:54am

Seidel TEXARKANA, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas ruled Tuesday that plaintiffs in a class action case were engaged in "what amounts to improper forum shopping."

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Jim Crow laws referenced during testy exchange over fracking regulations

Michael P. Tremoglie Jun. 4, 2012, 10:10am

Connolly WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) ' While testifying before a House subcommittee about fracking, a Pennsylvania official was told by the committee's ranking member that his views about federal and state interaction were similar to a segregationist's arguments about Jim Crow laws.

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W.Va. SC sides with city in suit over officer's disability benefits

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 4, 2012, 10:15am

Chief Justice Menis Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week ruled against a former police officer in a case over his disability benefits.

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