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Wash AG looking at rate increase proposed by Northwest Natural Gas

Chris Rizo Mar. 28, 2008, 6:00pm

McKenna OLYMPIA -- The Washington attorney general's office said Friday that it is taking a deep look at a proposal by Northwest Natural Gas to increase rates for its approximately 66,000 residential customers in the southwest part of the state.

Free food is tax free says Nevada Supreme Court

Chris Rizo Mar. 28, 2008, 5:54pm

CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that food provided for free to casino patrons and some employees is exempt from the state sales and use taxes.

Oregon SC upholds Lottery's authority in paying retailers

Chris Rizo Mar. 28, 2008, 5:30am

SALEM -- The Oregon Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that state agencies have the authority to write administrative rules that put state laws into effect.

AGs unite for probe of XM-Sirius merger

John O'Brien Mar. 27, 2008, 4:18pm

Dann WASHINGTON, D.C. - Eleven state attorneys general are demanding the Federal Communications Commission review the proposed merger between two satellite radio giants.

Deputy AG to make run at Indiana office

John O'Brien Mar. 27, 2008, 1:37pm

Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS - One of Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter's top aides has decided to make a run at his job.

Cox, propane dealer reach agreement

John O'Brien Mar. 27, 2008, 1:00pm

Cox LANSING, Mich. - An agreement reached with a propane company will keep Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox from charging the company with price-gouging.

DeLaughter: Suspension OK

John O'Brien Mar. 26, 2008, 3:00pm

DeLaughter JACKSON, Miss. - The state judge facing complaints that he rigged a case involving high-profile plaintiffs attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs says he won't fight a suspension while his conduct is probed.

McKenna's office sends message to pop-up blocker, via lawsuit

Chris Rizo Mar. 26, 2008, 2:37pm

OLYMPIA - The Washington state attorney general's office, known for its aggressive pursuit of Internet spammers, has in its sights an Arizona man they accuse of coercing consumers in the Evergreen State to buy his pop-up blocking software.

Texas couple taken advantage of in bankruptcy case, judge says

John O'Brien Mar. 26, 2008, 2:20pm

Abbott DALLAS - A bankruptcy case in which Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently joined resulted in punitive damages from a foreclosure rescue company.

Alaska's settlement with Eli Lilly is a tax on healthcare, says critic

Chris Rizo Mar. 26, 2008, 1:13pm

Talis Colberg ANCHORAGE - Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg has reached a $15 million settlement with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co., over claims that the pharmaceutical company systematically downplayed the risks associated with its schizophrenia drug Zyprexa.

Ohioans should be outraged at state GOP, Dann says

John O'Brien Mar. 25, 2008, 2:45pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bogus public records request from the state's Republican Party has cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann said Thursday.

Cox: No beer in barbershops

John O'Brien Mar. 25, 2008, 1:37pm

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has put the beer on ice -- figuratively.

Katrina judge reminded of Scruggs outcome

John O'Brien Mar. 25, 2008, 11:39am

Scruggs GULFPORT, Miss. - With every twist in the saga of high-profile trial lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, another turn is made in State Farm Insurance Cos.' attempt to disqualify his former partners from representing Hurricane Katrina victims.

Masto takes on flimflam artists in Silver State road trip

Chris Rizo Mar. 24, 2008, 6:51pm

Masto CARSON CITY -- Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto jumped into a minivan Monday to begin a four-day rural road trip to discuss some "hot button issues" in the Silver State, including mortgage fraud and identity theft.

McDonnell won't face Republican challenge from Lt. Gov.

John O'Brien Mar. 24, 2008, 4:19pm

McDonnell RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell apparently has his running mate picked out for his 2009 run at Governor.

Carter: Time to move on

John O'Brien Mar. 24, 2008, 3:10pm

Carter INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter said Sunday that two terms in office is enough for him.

Fight over Langston's and Balducci's millions appears headed for state court

John O'Brien Mar. 24, 2008, 2:16pm

Balducci NEW YORK - Two former attorneys at the center of Mississippi's judicial bribery scandal want a federal bankruptcy judge's rulings before their fight to preserve fees earned performing state work is transferred to a state court.

AG Goddard hails U.S.-Mexican cooperation on border issues

Chris Rizo Mar. 24, 2008, 11:25am

PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said newly forged cooperation between U.S. attorneys general and Mexican prosecutors will help authorities clamp down on international smuggling and money laundering operations.

Junior Scruggs joins dad in pleading guilty

John O'Brien Mar. 21, 2008, 3:41pm

Dickie Scruggs OXFORD, Miss. - Zach Scruggs became the last of five to plead guilty to a judicial bribery scheme involving Hurricane Katrina attorneys fees Friday, one week after his father did the same.

Tort laws out of whack, costing the Evergreen State, says AG McKenna

Chris Rizo Mar. 20, 2008, 6:41pm

McKenna OLYMPIA -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna said Thursday that tort laws in the Evergreen State are allowing claimants to unfairly siphon scarce government resources.