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Miller says lenders agree to give flood victims 'breathing room'

Chris Rizo Aug. 14, 2008, 2:25pm

Tom Miller (D) CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Legal Newsline)-Three of the nation's largest lenders will allow victims of flooding and other natural disasters in Iowa to delay making mortgage payments for up to three months, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Thursday.

Feinstein buzz overshadows Calif. AG

Legal News Line Aug. 14, 2008, 1:39pm

Dianne Feinstein (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Legal Newsline)- The Golden State's most powerful Democrat could push California Attorney General Jerry Brown off the pedestal of popularity as the early favorite to replace Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010.

Minnesota justices sidestep UnitedHealth CEO settlement

Chris Rizo Aug. 14, 2008, 1:32pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline)-The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it has very limited jurisdiction in the case involving a stock options settlement between UnitedHealth Group Inc. and its former chief executive officer.

More settlements in Cuomo's ARS investigation

John O'Brien Aug. 14, 2008, 1:30pm

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - More sellers of auction rate securities have cooperated with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who can now boast that he's helped return $27 billion to investors.

Fla. one step closer to two new justices

John O'Brien Aug. 14, 2008, 1:00pm

Florida's Supreme Court building TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist can choose the next two state Supreme Court justices from a field of eight that was chosen Thursday.

Manchin: Plaintiffs lawyers missing the point

John O'Brien Aug. 14, 2008, 12:36pm

Manchin CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin says a group of plaintiffs lawyers should actually read his office's legal arguments before criticizing his contact with industrial giant DuPont.

Construction firm agrees to $6 million air quality settlement

Legal News Line Aug. 14, 2008, 12:28pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown is set to receive a million-dollar check after bridge builder MCM Construction settled allegations it violated the state's air quality laws.

Amerigroup settles Illinois Medicaid complaint for $225 million

Chris Rizo Aug. 14, 2008, 12:20pm

Lisa Madigan (D) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Amerigroup Corp. has agreed to pay $225 million to settle fraud claims alleged by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the U.S. government.

Edmondson considers run for Okla. governor

Chris Rizo Aug. 14, 2008, 11:18am

W.A. Drew Edmondson (D) OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Oklahoma Attorney General W.A. Drew Edmondson has said he is considering running to replace Gov. Brad Henry, who is barred by term limits from seeking another term.

Senior group honors Greear

John O'Brien Aug. 14, 2008, 11:00am

Greear CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A national seniors group has honored Republican challenger Dan Greear as he hopes to unseat West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

California tops in Internet complaints

Legal News Line Aug. 14, 2008, 6:30am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Californians are the most frequent victims of Internet crime and complaints according to a new Federal Trade Commission report that stems from data provided by the attorney general's office.

Groups likely to 'bypass' Brown in search of foreclosure moratorium

Legal News Line Aug. 13, 2008, 9:22pm

Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-More than five days have passed since two groups working to stem the tide of foreclosures in California appealed to Attorney General Jerry Brown for help.

Gov. Manchin a 'puppet' of DuPont, attorney says

John O'Brien Aug. 13, 2008, 4:23pm

Manchin CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - Industrial giant DuPont used West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin's office to skirt limitations concerning its appeal of a $382 million jury verdict, attorneys who sued the company said Wednesday.

Oregon trial lawyer accused of pocketing settlement funds

Chris Rizo Aug. 13, 2008, 2:13pm

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-A plaintiffs' attorney in Oregon is accused of pocketing thousands of dollars from settlements he won for clients, a published report said.

AG sues congressman's son for $500 million

Chris Rizo Aug. 13, 2008, 1:30pm

Tom Corbett (R) HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline)-Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has said he is suing a Maryland-based mortgage company for making illegal phone solicitations.

Baron says he was 'shocked' by Edwards' affair

Chris Rizo Aug. 13, 2008, 10:54am

Fred Baron DALLAS (Legal Newsline)- Famed Dallas trial lawyer Fred Baron, who admitted to unwittingly paying John Edwards' former mistress, says he has experienced a "whole bag of emotions" since the former Democratic presidential hopeful revealed he had an extra-marital affair.

AG's push for higher mileage reimbursement rate stalls

Chris Rizo Aug. 13, 2008, 10:12am

Gary King (D) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline)- New Mexico Attorney General Gary King's call for an increase in the mileage reimbursement rate for state employees won't likely be considered until next year if at all, a spokesman told Legal Newsline on Wednesday.

McKenna's fight against online fraud called a model for other AGs

Chris Rizo Aug. 13, 2008, 7:00am

Rob McKenna (R) OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna drew praise this week in a report by the Center for American Progress and the Center for Democracy and Technology for his fight against online fraud.

Calif. lawsuit challenges McCain candidacy

Chris Rizo Aug. 13, 2008, 7:00am

John McCain (R) SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-A John McCain presidency would be illegal because the Arizona senator was not born in the United States, says a lawsuit filed this week by the American Independent Party.

Arkansas justice to retire

Chris Rizo Aug. 13, 2008, 6:29am

Tom Glaze LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Longtime Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice Tom Glaze said Tuesday he planned to leave the bench.