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Scruggs' sentencing bumped up a week

John O'Brien Jun. 4, 2008, 10:00am

Scruggs OXFORD, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - For a second time, a federal judge has switched the day he will sentence famed plaintiffs attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs.

McGrath top vote-getter in Montana's chief justice race

Chris Rizo Jun. 3, 2008, 11:26pm

Mike McGrath HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline)-The votes cast Tuesday in the race for Montana state Supreme Court chief justice do little more than provide bragging rights to the top vote-getter.

Brown to announce online prescription database

Chris Rizo Jun. 3, 2008, 11:17pm

Jerry Brown LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday that healthcare workers in the state will soon be able to track patients' previous prescriptions.

Obama gets AG superdelegate's support

Chris Rizo Jun. 3, 2008, 10:53pm

Catherine Cortez Masto LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto on Tuesday endorsed Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, helping the Illinois senator to become his party's nominee.

Credit rating firms near agreement with AG Cuomo

Chris Rizo Jun. 3, 2008, 7:56pm

Andrew Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline)-A group of Wall Street credit rating firms is nearing an agreement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to end an investigation into their role in the subprime-mortgage crisis.

Masto wades in on Nevada term-limits controversy

Chris Rizo Jun. 3, 2008, 7:37pm

Catherine Cortez Masto CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto on Tuesday filed papers with the state Supreme Court on behalf of the secretary of state, who has challenged 21 re-election candidates on grounds they've reached the 12-year limit for time in office.

Arizona justices decline deputy's Taser lawsuit

Chris Rizo Jun. 3, 2008, 7:14pm

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal by a former Maricopa County sheriff's deputy trying to revive a lawsuit against Taser International Inc.

Charities ask federal court to stop Brown's e-bingo seizure

Chris Amico Jun. 3, 2008, 6:43pm

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)--Two Sacramento-based charities that rely on video bingo for a large chunk of their funding are asking a federal court to halt California Attorney General Jerry Brown's plans to confiscate those machines.

Coakley has harsh words for company

John O'Brien Jun. 3, 2008, 4:17pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is accusing a subprime lender of being both a predator and a racist.

McDaniel says he'll stand with Clinton until the end

Chris Rizo Jun. 3, 2008, 3:47pm

Dustin McDaniel LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline)-Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, after campaigning doggedly for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, said Tuesday that it's clear that rival Barack Obama will be the party's nominee.

Montana chief justice race on Tuesday's ballot

Chris Rizo Jun. 3, 2008, 3:31pm

Mike McGrath HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline)-Montana voters will cast ballots in the race for the next state Supreme Court chief justice, but their votes will determine nothing.

New AG making changes in Ohio lineup

John O'Brien Jun. 3, 2008, 3:25pm

Rogers COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio's newest Attorney General apparently wants to avoid the appearance of any conflicts of interest.

Minn. AG exonerated by state auditor

Chris Rizo Jun. 3, 2008, 2:17pm

Lori Swanson ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline)-A state auditor said Tuesday he will not begin a full-scale investigation of Attorney General Lori Swanson, who has been accused of pressuring state attorneys to file high-profile cases to boost her public profile.

Illinois AG's office blasts ComEd for blocking clean-coal legislation

Chris Rizo Jun. 3, 2008, 1:15pm

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-The office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has lashed out at Commonwealth Edison Co. for blocking legislation that would have required utilities to purchase as much as five percent of their electricity from clean-burning coal plants.

Former AGs file brief for former Alabama gov's appeal

Chris Rizo Jun. 2, 2008, 5:55pm

Don Siegelman MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline)-A bipartisan group of 54 former state attorneys general have filed a brief with a federal appeals court in support of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

Zoeller rolls over Costas at Ind. GOP convention

John O'Brien Jun. 2, 2008, 4:58pm

Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Republicans have their candidate for Attorney General.

Weiss sentenced to 30 months

Chris Rizo Jun. 2, 2008, 4:54pm

Melvyn Weiss LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-Famed securities attorney Melvyn Weiss, who made a lucrative practice out of suing corporations on behalf of shareholders, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison.

Sorrell's sights on lead paint issues

John O'Brien Jun. 2, 2008, 4:46pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - Property management has been a hot topic in Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell's office lately.

Blumenthal: Let's talk gas at special session

John O'Brien Jun. 2, 2008, 3:42pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The attorney general of the state with some of the highest gasoline prices is demanding legislative action.

Montana voters to choose AG nominees Tuesday

Chris Rizo Jun. 2, 2008, 3:18pm

Lee Bruner (R) HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline)-Democrats and Republicans in Montana will chose their respective party's nominee for state attorney general Tuesday.