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Judge grants injunction against tofu, soy milk company

Stephanie Ostrowski Feb. 1, 2013, 1:08pm

Washington (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Michigan has granted a permanent injunction against a company that makes and sells ready-to-eat organic tofu and soy milk products to businesses in Michigan and Minnesota.

Poll: Kansans say state SC justices should continue to be chosen based on qualifications

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 1, 2013, 2:05pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Poll results released last month show that a majority of Kansas voters, including Republicans and Democrats, oppose amending the state constitution to change the way in which state Supreme Court justices are selected.

Deputy director of CFPB leaving agency; acting deputy director named

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 1, 2013, 2:27pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Raj Date, the No. 2 official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is stepping down.

Wyo. AG nominated to federal appeals court

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 1, 2013, 2:45pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Phillips for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Koster awards more than $8,000 to Medicaid fraud whistleblower

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 1, 2013, 3:43pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Thursday his office has awarded $8,239 to a Medicaid fraud whistleblower who alerted the state to fraudulent billings by a group of dental clinics.

Ariz. AG challenging EPA over 'supposed pollution control measures'

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 1, 2013, 4:23pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne on Thursday filed a petition for review with a federal appeals court over the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to require three coal-fired power plants in the state to upgrade pollution controls.

S.D. SC OKs issuance of air quality permit to refinery

Nathan Bass Feb. 1, 2013, 5:43pm

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - The South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's ruling allowing the issuance of an air quality permit to Hyperion Refining LLC, enabling the company to begin construction on a petroleum refinery and power plant in Union County.

R.I. man who hit own home with dump truck must pay insurance company

Nathan Bass Feb. 1, 2013, 5:45pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that a man who ran into his own house in his own company's vehicle has to pay back his homeowners insurance company under the insurer's right of subrogation.

Post-trial briefs in Bondex asbestos bankruptcy case due Feb. 6

Jon Campisi Feb. 1, 2013, 6:00pm

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Report: Ark. judge says Johnson & Johnson must pay more than $180M in fees to attorneys

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 1, 2013, 7:15pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) -- An Arkansas judge has ruled that Johnson & Johnson must pay $181 million in fees to attorneys who represented the state in a lawsuit over Risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic medication that a subsidiary of the company developed.

GOP senators tell Obama they will fight confirmation of 'any' CFPB director nominee

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 4, 2013, 12:46pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- In a letter to President Barack Obama last week, a group of 43 Republican senators say they will continue to oppose the confirmation of any nominee, regardless of party affiliation, to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

McDonald confirmed to Conn. SC

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 4, 2013, 1:21pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) -- A former state senator's nomination to the Connecticut Supreme Court has been confirmed by the state legislature.

Ill. AG recovered more than $1M in owed wages, benefits in 2012

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 4, 2013, 1:43pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office recovered more than $1 million in wages and benefits owed to state workers in 2012.

N.Y. AG provides funds to groups helping Sandy victims

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 4, 2013, 3:05pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said last week he is directing more than $730,000 in funds to groups providing legal services to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Illinois AG announces $3 million settlement with H. Kramer

Bryan Cohen Feb. 4, 2013, 5:48pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a consent decree Thursday with H. Kramer and Co. to resolve allegations of pollution regulation violations.

LPS/DocX agrees to $120 million multi-state settlement

Bryan Cohen Feb. 4, 2013, 5:50pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - A $120 million multi-state settlement was announced Thursday with Lender Processing Services Inc. and its subsidiaries, LPS Default Solutions and DocX, resolving allegations of improper mortgage servicing.

Mo. AG awards whistleblower in dental clinics settlement

Bryan Cohen Feb. 4, 2013, 5:56pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Thursday that his office has awarded $8,239 to a whistleblower in a Medicaid fraud case who alerted the state to fraudulent billings by a group of dental clinics.

Report: Koster suing owners of foam dump business

Jessica M. Karmasek Feb. 4, 2013, 6:09pm

CAMDENTON, Mo. (Legal Newsline) -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the owners of a dock foam dump.

Ohio AG takes actions against synthetic drugs

Bryan Cohen Feb. 4, 2013, 7:07pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday that local and state law enforcement served five search warrants as part of an effort to stop the sale of synthetic drugs.

Illinois AG alerts consumers about furniture tip-over accidents

Bryan Cohen Feb. 4, 2013, 7:18pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a consumer alert Friday to inform Illinois parents and caregivers of the risk of furniture tip-over accidents that have resulted in recalls, injuries and deaths.