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Report: Class action lawyers looking for $150M

John O'Brien Oct. 1, 2012, 10:27am

Cordray NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Class action attorneys will reportedly ask for $150 million in fees as a result of Friday's $2.43 billion settlement with Bank of America.

Conway named co-chair of Democratic AGs group

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 1, 2012, 11:15am

Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has been named co-chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association.

U.S. SC denies appeal in challenge over Iowa Judicial Commission

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 1, 2012, 12:15pm

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in a lawsuit over the Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission's makeup.

Schneiderman obtains order against car dealerships

Bryan Cohen Oct. 1, 2012, 1:00pm

Schneiderman BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an order on Monday against multiple car dealerships for allegedly persistent deceptive, fraudulent and illegal business practices in the financing and sale of automobiles.

McGraw claims Canadian group duped W.Va. customers

Bryan Cohen Oct. 1, 2012, 1:00pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced on Friday that his office has successfully shut down a website offering allegedly fraudulent advance fee loans.

Miss. AG Hood's credit card case waiting on Fifth Circuit guidance

John O'Brien Oct. 1, 2012, 1:26pm

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's case against several issuers of credit cards will be stayed pending the result of a jurisdictional battle being decided by a federal appeals court.

Fed judge: Fla. man missed chance to file tobacco lawsuit

John O'Brien Oct. 1, 2012, 3:19pm

Scriven TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit of a man who sued tobacco giants Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco over the 1990 death of his wife.

Judge dismisses fraud lawsuit against UBS AG

John O'Brien Oct. 2, 2012, 6:34am

Sullivan NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against UBS AG and several underwriters by a group that alleged fraud on the part of the financial services firm.

U.S. SC denies review of judicial candidate rules

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 2, 2012, 8:20am

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in a lawsuit over Minnesota's rules for judicial candidates.

Ariz. AG, aide facing fines over alleged campaign finance violations

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 2, 2012, 8:50am

Horne PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced Monday he is initiating a civil enforcement action against Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and another member of the Attorney General's Office for alleged campaign finance violations.

Federal judge denies motion for new trial, says keeping juror was OK

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 2, 2012, 10:00am

Tunheim MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge last week refused to change a jury verdict reached earlier this year in a lawsuit over Johnson and Johnson's drug Levaquin, despite a juror's connection to the defendant pharmaceutical company.

Schneiderman sues JPMorgan over Bear Sterns' actions

John O'Brien Oct. 2, 2012, 10:24am

Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reportedly filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its alleged role in the financial crisis.

Nev. AG Masto loses Enron-related antitrust case

John O'Brien Oct. 2, 2012, 12:47pm

Masto CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has lost an antitrust case that alleged Reliant Energy made a secret deal with now-bankrupt Enron Corp.

Calif. AG Harris settles with Anthem Blue Cross

Bryan Cohen Oct. 2, 2012, 1:10pm

Harris SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced a settlement on Monday with one of the largest health insurers in the state to resolve allegations that the company failed to protect its members' personal information.

N.J. AG Chiesa, feds settle with Durand Glass

Bryan Cohen Oct. 2, 2012, 1:22pm

Chiesa TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced a settlement on Monday with Durand Glass Manufacturing Company Inc. to resolve allegations of air quality law violations.

Coakley says two didn't pay into unemployment trust fund

Bryan Cohen Oct. 2, 2012, 1:38pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a settlement and indictments on Monday with two businesses and their principles for allegedly failing to pay more than $553,000 into the state's unemployment trust fund.

Cooper says Tennessee American Water likely to decrease rate hike

Bryan Cohen Oct. 2, 2012, 2:16pm

Cooper NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper announced on Tuesday that his office's intervention has likely led to a smaller rate hike from the Tennessee American Water Company than the company originally proposed.

GOP alleges quid pro quo between Justice Dept. and St. Paul

John O'Brien Oct. 3, 2012, 10:23am

Perez WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Republican members of Congress are questioning why a member of the Department of Justice convinced the city of St. Paul, Minn., to drop a pending lawsuit.

McGraw holds to refusal to debate, addresses Milton incident

Chris Dickerson Oct. 3, 2012, 10:42am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has reiterated his stance against debating Patrick Morrisey as well as addressed a recent incident in which he grabbed the camera of a member of Morrisey's campaign staff.

N.H. AG Delaney makes case in hospital records case

Bryan Cohen Oct. 3, 2012, 11:48am

Delaney CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney filed pleadings on Tuesday in response to Exeter Hospital's request to prevent the Department of Public Health Services from further looking into a hepatitis C outbreak.