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Trial lawyer, judge advance in Nevada Supreme Court race

Chris Rizo Aug. 13, 2008, 6:00am

Mary "Kris" Pickering CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-A Las Vegas trial lawyer and a Washoe County family court judge won Tuesday's Supreme Court primary race, advancing for a chance to run for an upcoming open seat on the high court.

Cuomo, Madigan criticize government's stance on uranium

John O'Brien Aug. 12, 2008, 5:29pm

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A pair of state attorneys general say the federal government must ban civilian use of highly enriched uranium before it leads to a terrorist attack.

Lead the reason landlord wouldn't rent to family, Coakley claims

John O'Brien Aug. 12, 2008, 4:52pm

Coakley WORCESTER, Mass. (Legal Newsline) - A landlord who allegedly wouldn't rent to a family with a child because of the presence of lead paint must pay $4,000, thanks partly to the efforts of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Missouri AG sues JK Harris & Co.

Chris Rizo Aug. 12, 2008, 4:49pm

Jay Nixon (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon on Tuesday sued a debt relief company, saying that it failed to help consumers resolve their state and federal tax woes.

McGraw joins increasingly national fight against Countrywide

John O'Brien Aug. 12, 2008, 3:34pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia's Darrell McGraw joined a group of other state attorneys general Tuesday, filing suit against Countrywide Financial Corp. over loans made to homeowners.

Supreme Court declines to hear Exxon Valdez interest question

Chris Rizo Aug. 12, 2008, 12:59pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would not rule on whether ExxonMobil must pay interest on an award to victims of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Embattled Louisiana judge pleads not guilty to theft, malfeasance

Chris Rizo Aug. 12, 2008, 12:38pm

BELLE CHASSE, La. (Legal Newsline)- A suspended state Judge in Louisiana pleaded not guilty Tuesday to theft and malfeasance charges stemming from his role as a judge.

Aurora Health Care settles Wisconsin air quality lawsuit

Chris Rizo Aug. 12, 2008, 12:24pm

J.B. Van Hollen (R) MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline)-Aurora Health Care, Inc. of Milwaukee has agreed to settle with Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen over claims the company violated state air quality laws.

Brown takes WSJ $10 billion challenge

Legal News Line Aug. 12, 2008, 11:57am

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Legal Newsline)-The Wall Street Journal has asked the country's top business and political leaders a question: How would you spend $10 billion of American resources over the next four years to improve the state of the world?

Group wants some judges banned from hearing judge-cutting proposal

Chris Rizo Aug. 12, 2008, 10:45am

Judge William Whitbeck LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline)-Proponents of a Michigan ballot measure that would cut judges' pay and eliminate some of their positions are asking the state Court of Appeals to block some judges from hearing challenges to the proposal.

AG asked to investigate Alaska's high gas prices

Chris Rizo Aug. 12, 2008, 10:00am

Talis Colberg ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline)- Attorney General Talis Colberg is being urged to investigate why Alaskans are paying more for gasoline than most Americans.

Schwarzenegger sues to force state pay cuts

Chris Rizo Aug. 11, 2008, 10:44pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday filed a lawsuit against state Controller John Chiang to force him to cut pay to state workers until a state budget is passed.

Appeals court green lights class action against Swift Transportation

Chris Rizo Aug. 11, 2008, 9:00pm

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-An Arizona appeals court has given the OK for a class action lawsuit can proceed against Swift Transportation over allegations the company shortchanged its drivers.

AG Coakley finds homes for settlement funds

John O'Brien Aug. 11, 2008, 6:00pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is giving more than $56,000 in grant funds to promote energy conservation.

Cuomo urges agreements with three more ARS sellers

John O'Brien Aug. 11, 2008, 5:16pm

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is including three more sellers of auction rate securities in his headline-making investigation of the industry.

Vt. SC says no to governor's budget request

John O'Brien Aug. 11, 2008, 4:34pm

Vermont Supreme Court MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - Vermont's Supreme Court will not cut its budget by five percent, as requested by Gov. Jim Douglas.

Group blasts Dallas attorney for role in Edwards' scandal

Chris Rizo Aug. 11, 2008, 4:00pm

Fred Baron AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-One of the leading legal reform groups in Texas has taken aim at Dallas trial lawyer Fred Baron, who admitted to paying John Edwards' former mistress.

Court reverses ruling against home school organizations

Legal News Line Aug. 11, 2008, 2:56pm

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Parents do not need teacher certification to teach their own children at home following a change of legal opinion issued by the California state Appellate Court on Friday.

Koster outspent Obama, McCain in Missouri

Chris Rizo Aug. 11, 2008, 2:14pm

Chris Koster (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-The Missouri Democratic nominee for state attorney general spent more on television spots than any other candidate on the statewide ballot, including presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain during the final week of the campaign, a report says.

Groups ask Calif. AG to step up pressure on Countrywide

Legal News Line Aug. 11, 2008, 11:00am

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- Two California-based groups have asked the California attorney general to enact a moratorium on foreclosures by Countrywide Financial Corp.