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Supreme Court rules against disclosing unpaid broadcast support

Legal News Line Apr. 26, 2007, 7:00am

Washington Supreme Court OLYMPIA -- Activist groups do not have to disclose radio-announcer support for a political campaign, the Washington Supreme Court ruled today.

Gansler settles with medical group

John O'Brien Apr. 25, 2007, 2:00pm

Gansler ANNAPOLIS, Md. - For allegedly collecting a medical malpractice surcharge, a Maryland medical group will pay restitution to those charged under a settlement reached with Attorney General Doug Gansler.

Ohio Chief Justice: Project will benefit businesses

John O'Brien Apr. 25, 2007, 2:00pm

Moyer COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer said Wednesday that the state's court system is developing a pilot project to help with the problem of commercial litigation.

Illinois still languishing in bottom tier of Harris survey

Ann Maher Apr. 25, 2007, 1:00pm

Tom Donohue The bad news coming out of Illinois today is that the Land of Lincoln has dropped one spot in a national survey of state legal climates.

AG Cuomo testifies before Congress

John O'Brien Apr. 25, 2007, 1:00pm

Cuomo WASHINGTON, D.C. - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo took his investigation of student lenders on the road today, testifying before the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Chevron will pay $1 million for spill

John O'Brien Apr. 25, 2007, 1:00pm

Rabner TRENTON, N.J. - For a third time, Chevron is paying the price for a crude oil spill into the Arthur Kill.

Nationwide settling Katrina claims

John O'Brien Apr. 24, 2007, 2:29pm

Hood One of the five insurance companies sued by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood over an alleged lack of coverage following Hurricane Katrina has settled more than 200 claims and will revisit others.

Multi-state agreements reached in student loan investigation

John O'Brien Apr. 24, 2007, 2:00pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - The firsts keep on coming in New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation of the student loan industry.

Cocaine already off Conn. shelves

John O'Brien Apr. 24, 2007, 11:00am

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Less than a week after he called for it, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced Monday that the energy drink Cocaine has been embargoed.

Dann planning more visibility for outside counsel contracts

John O'Brien Apr. 24, 2007, 10:00am

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new hire in his office will help reform the process used when Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann awards contracts to outside counsel.

ATRA releases results of transparency poll

John O'Brien Apr. 23, 2007, 4:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Tort Reform Association says its new survey proves what common sense should have already suggested.

ATRA: West Virginians crave change from AG's office

John O'Brien Apr. 23, 2007, 4:00pm

McGraw WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Tort Reform Association has long had West Virginia on its radar, so it should surprise no one that the state was one of five chosen to be surveyed on the transparency of its attorney general's office.

ATRA: Ohioans have strong opinions about AG's office

John O'Brien Apr. 23, 2007, 4:00pm

Dann WASHINGTON, D.C. - In releasing its Ohio results from a recently conducted survey on the transparency of five state attorneys' general offices, the American Tort Reform Association said the state should make its tough laws a little tougher.

Alabamans wary of AG conflicts of interest

John O'Brien Apr. 23, 2007, 4:00pm

King WASHINGTON, D.C. - Alabama Attorney General Troy King is most known for his relationship with a utility company last summer that caused a conflict-of-interest debate.

N.H. business will pay $76K in penalties

John O'Brien Apr. 20, 2007, 2:00pm

Ayotte CONCORD, N.H. - In settling allegations made by the State of New Hampshire, Durgin and Crowell, Inc., will pay the state $76,000 in penalties.

Cuomo files first student loan suit against school

John O'Brien Apr. 20, 2007, 2:00pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - Drexel University will be the first school to have a lawsuit filed against it in what is becoming a nationwide probe into student loan practices.

Blumenthal's beverage concerns continue with Cocaine

John O'Brien Apr. 20, 2007, 1:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Saying it glamorizes drug use, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently threatened the makers of the energy drink Cocaine.

Blumenthal hoping New York shares opposition to Broadwater

John O'Brien Apr. 20, 2007, 1:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is trying to enlist help from the State of New York in his fight against Broadwater Energy, which is seeking a permit for a liquefied gas facility.

Hearing set on order to grill Southeast Texas Record journalists

Ann Maher Apr. 19, 2007, 8:00pm

BEAUMONT, Texas -- A Jefferson County judge will hear arguments on a motion to quash the depositions of two Beaumont journalists accused of tampering with a jury.

Judicial Comm. decides tomorrow if Ziegler faces second hearing

Legal News Line Apr. 19, 2007, 11:00am

Annette Ziegler MADISON -- Wisconsin's Ethics Board has turned up the heat on the state's Judicial Commission over ethics allegations against newly-elected Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler.