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Wis. SC to review case over failed water softener, four others

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 2, 2013, 3:15pm

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has voted to accept a handful of new cases for review, including one over property damage caused by a landlord-installed water softener.

W.Va., nine other AGs ask U.S. SC to review case over FTC 'overreach'

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 2, 2013, 4:45pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and nine other attorneys general want the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case they say will determine how states choose to protect citizens' health and safety.

Wash. SC denies coverage to injured welder, says he's not a third party

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 2, 2013, 6:15pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) -- The Washington Supreme Court ruled last week that a welder who worked as an independent contractor for a company cannot be covered for injuries he suffered on the job.

Minnesota AG settles with Herzing University

Bryan Cohen Dec. 2, 2013, 7:12pm

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has announced a settlement with a Milwaukee-based, for-profit college to resolve allegations the school failed to obtain accreditation for one of its programs.

Ohio AG files lawsuit against alleged text message spammer

Bryan Cohen Dec. 2, 2013, 7:13pm

ELYRIA, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit Tuesday against a Wellington man who allegedly sent unsolicited text messages to hundreds of thousands of consumers without their permission.

U.S. SC declines to hear university's case over health care law

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 2, 2013, 7:25pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law by a private, Christian university.

Pa. lawmaker introduces resolution to impeach AG

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 2, 2013, 8:15pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) -- A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced a House resolution calling for the impeachment of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

U.S. SC declines to review online tax dispute

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 3, 2013, 4:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear arguments in a challenge over whether online retailers must pay sales taxes to states, even if they're not physically located in the states.

Report: Zukerberg takes fight over delayed D.C. AG election back to lower court

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 3, 2013, 5:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Washington, D.C., attorney who lost a challenge in federal court over the decision to delay the District's attorney general election filed a new complaint in the District of Columbia Superior Court last week.

Wisconsin AG obtains judgment against gas station owner

Bryan Cohen Dec. 3, 2013, 6:11pm

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a $51,470.75 judgment Monday against a Milwaukee County gas station owner for allegedly violating state environmental laws.

Conn. AG calls on hospital, staff to reach labor agreement

Bryan Cohen Dec. 3, 2013, 6:13pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen issued a statement Monday calling for the end of a labor dispute between the management and staff of the New London-based Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

Missouri AG warns Mizzou fans to beware counterfeit tickets

Bryan Cohen Dec. 3, 2013, 6:17pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster warned Missourians Monday to be aware of the potential for counterfeit tickets for this Saturday's Southeastern Conference football championship game.

Christie nominates his chief of staff to be N.J.'s next AG

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 3, 2013, 7:00pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) -- Gov. Chris Christie has nominated his chief of staff, Kevin O'Dowd, as New Jersey's next attorney general.

Manufacturers, business groups challenge EPA debarment ruling

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 3, 2013, 8:05pm

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) -- This week, a group of manufacturers joined other business groups in supporting BP's efforts to fight the federal Environmental Protection Agency's debarment ruling.

Report: Trump to file ethics complaint against N.Y. AG

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 3, 2013, 9:00pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Business magnate Donald Trump is expected to file a state ethics complaint against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Tuesday.

D.C. campaign finance office changes position, says Zukerberg can continue AG campaign

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 4, 2013, 2:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The District of Columbia's Office of Campaign Finance, which told a Washington, D.C., attorney last week to stop campaigning for attorney general, is now saying its previous order was unclear.

Obenshain requests recount in Va. AG contest

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 4, 2013, 4:15pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) -- Republican Mark Obenshain has requested a recount in the Virginia attorney general's race.

Report: Md. GOP may have AG candidate

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 4, 2013, 5:45pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) -- The Maryland Republican Party may have a candidate for state attorney general.

Montana SC rules mortgage registry is not a beneficiary

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 4, 2013, 7:00pm

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) -- The Montana Supreme Court ruled last week that the national mortgage registry known as MERS is not a beneficiary under state law.

Kentucky AG shuts down deceptive health insurance site

Bryan Cohen Dec. 4, 2013, 7:05pm

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced Tuesday he took action to shut down a website that allegedly appeared deceptively similar to Kentucky's health insurance exchange.