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Chicago class action master takes on Facebook

Legal News Line Nov. 6, 2007, 7:35am

Jay Edelson A Chicago attorney leading the suit against Facebook over its text-messaging service is well-practiced in class actions against corporate targets, having secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements to date against Web services and other "new technology" providers.

Lawyers rapped for lending to MO judge they faced

Legal News Line Nov. 6, 2007, 7:00am

Deborah Neal JEFFERSON CITY -- Four Kansas City-area lawyers who lent money to a gambling-addicted municipal judge have been reprimanded by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Rivals spar as Penn. voters decide SC split - UPDATE

Legal News Line Nov. 6, 2007, 6:00am

Seamus P. McCaffery (L) HARRISBURG -- One of the two Democratic candidates for today's Pennsylvania Supreme Court elections accused a Republican rival of being disingenuous over TV ads that have boosted her candidacy.

Cuomo: Appraisal legislation needed

John O'Brien Nov. 5, 2007, 3:32pm

Cuomo WASHINGTON, D.C. - A few days after filing his first lawsuit over the issue, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Monday gave his thumbs-up to legislation that will protect consumers against intimidating techniques allegedly used by appraisers.

AGs submit testimony in 9/11 wiretapping issue

John O'Brien Nov. 5, 2007, 2:34pm

Blumenthal WASHINGTON, D.C. - Telecommunications companies that allowed the federal government to listen in on private telephone calls without warrants after 9/11 should not be immune from legal action, the attorneys general of four states recently argued to Congress.

State Farm turns tables, sues AG Hood

John O'Brien Nov. 5, 2007, 1:34pm

Hood JACKSON, Miss. - Insurance giant State Farm says Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is harassing it and recently filed suit against him.

AT&T comes out on top in Internet TV case

John O'Brien Nov. 2, 2007, 2:29pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - AT&T apparently earned the final legal victory Wednesday in a long-running dispute with the State of Connecticut when a Superior Court judge ruled that the company may operate its Internet television service without a cable license.

Exxon relieved of $3 billion obligation

John O'Brien Nov. 2, 2007, 1:17pm

Parker MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Exxon does not owe the State of Alabama punitive damages in a dispute over royalties, the state's Supreme Court ruled Thursday in shrinking a 2003 jury award by almost $3 billion.

Cuomo says company inflated home appraisals

John O'Brien Nov. 1, 2007, 3:46pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - One of the country's largest real estate appraisal management companies is the target of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's latest lawsuit.

Blumenthal suing federal agency

John O'Brien Nov. 1, 2007, 3:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Calling one of its recent decisions "unacceptable," Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has decided to file suit against the Federal Aviation Agency.

Sherwin-Williams slams AG Lynch, Motley Rice in motion

John O'Brien Nov. 1, 2007, 2:22pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - One of the paint companies found liable in Rhode Island's landmark lead paint case had a clear message for state Attorney General Patrick Lynch in a motion filed Wednesday.

TX public-land boss says mountains unwanted - UPDATE

Legal News Line Nov. 1, 2007, 7:00am

Jerry Patterson AUSTIN -- The office of Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says he didn't block the federal National Park Service (NPS) from acquiring a state-owned mountain range now up for sale.

Digging deeper into case between W. Va. AG candidates

John O'Brien Oct. 31, 2007, 4:53pm

Lewis A closer look at State of West Virginia, ex rel. Attorney General Darrell V. McGraw, Jr. v. Iams Funeral Home, d/b/a Iams and Iams Funeral Home, Inc, et al, a case in Wetzel County Circuit Court in which current Attorney General McGraw is facing Republican challenger Hiram Lewis, who is representing John Iams II.

No referendum for critics of Ohio tort reform law

John O'Brien Oct. 31, 2007, 2:57pm

Brunner COLUMBUS, Ohio - A lack of public interest may finally make Senate Bill 117 permanently a law.

Indiana AG nails eight more companies on junk-fax law

Legal News Line Oct. 31, 2007, 5:13am

Steve Carter INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter has wielded a law passed last year against more than a dozen companies for sending unsolicited faxes to state businesses.

First Republican joins Ala. SC race

John O'Brien Oct. 30, 2007, 4:25pm

Main MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama's finance director will attempt to join the state's Supreme Court next year.

Stumbo wants businesses to clean up their trash

John O'Brien Oct. 30, 2007, 4:00pm

Stumbo FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo recently went through the trash of some businesses around the state and did not like what he found.

Defendant in McGraw suit represented by Republican rival

John O'Brien Oct. 30, 2007, 3:00pm

Lewis NEW MARTINSVILLE, W. Va. - Before they wage war on the campaign trail, West Virginia's candidates for Attorney General will battle in a Wetzel County courtroom.

Blumenthal after debt raters

John O'Brien Oct. 29, 2007, 3:58pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating the commercial debt rating industry for possible violations of antitrust laws.

Cuomo wins eminent domain dispute

John O'Brien Oct. 29, 2007, 3:16pm

Cuomo ALBANY, N.Y. - New York legislators did not violate a company's right to equal protection when they enacted a law that protected homeowners from the eminent-domain seizing of their homes by private transmission companies, a federal judge recently ruled.