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DIRECTV to provide restitution in W. Va.

John O'Brien Jul. 9, 2007, 12:35pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw, unhappy with the company's practices, recently reached an agreement with DIRECTV that will offer refunds to more than 1,000 consumers.

Cuomo still battling for college students

John O'Brien Jul. 6, 2007, 11:34am

Cuomo ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's war on the college loan industry recently spread to a landlord who is accused of not returning security deposits to college students.

Blumenthal granted injunction against companies

John O'Brien Jul. 6, 2007, 7:32am

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - An injunction granted by a Superior Court judge will close a solid waste transfer station, and two companies will be responsible for its cleanup.

Tillery's $10 billion tobacco case may fail in light of USSC decision

Steve Korris Jul. 4, 2007, 6:46pm

Attorney Stephen Tillery must take a mighty leap to convince the Illinois Supreme Court that a new U.S. Supreme Court decision automatically revives his $10 billion class action against cigarette maker Philip Morris.

Editorial: Hood's views on outside counsel conflicting

John O'Brien Jul. 2, 2007, 2:24pm

Hood Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's feelings concerning his office's practice of hiring outside lawyers to represent the state were the subject of a recent editorial in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

Stumbo, gas company reach rate increase settlement

John O'Brien Jul. 2, 2007, 1:56pm

Stumbo FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo is remaining active in the world of gas prices, recently announcing a reduction in a pending natural gas rate increase.

Alaska attorney general needs distance from Gov., critics claim

Legal News Line Jul. 2, 2007, 7:48am

David Marquez JUNEAU -- Alaska's recent corruption scandals have placed the issue of electing the state's attorney general squarely back on the political agenda.

Gov. turns up heat on new Mo. Supreme Court CJ on Justice picks

Legal News Line Jul. 2, 2007, 5:43am

Chief Justice Laura Denvir Stith JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri Supreme Court Justice Laura Denvir Stith's honeymoon as the state's newest Chief Justice was short and swift.

Blumenthal sounds off on High Court's pro-business ruling

John O'Brien Jun. 29, 2007, 2:51pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - With businesses cleaning up in the U.S. Supreme Court, one of the most visible state attorneys general decided to voice his displeasure with a Thursday ruling that struck a 96-year-old antitrust rule.

Dann's speech sure to ruffle some feathers

John O'Brien Jun. 29, 2007, 2:00pm

Dann CLEVELAND - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann spoke on behalf of investors and against the federal government and two legal reform organizations in a speech he delivered Friday.

Physicians Mutual wins, loses in Supreme Court

John O'Brien Jun. 29, 2007, 9:16am

Albright CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia Physicians Mutual Insurance Company lost some freedom and gained some at the state's Supreme Court of Appeals.

Tape shows Dann cursing reporter

John O'Brien Jun. 28, 2007, 2:38pm

Dann Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann's name recently made it out of the blogosphere and onto youtube.com.

Miss. insurance commissioner settling Nationwide claims

John O'Brien Jun. 28, 2007, 12:23pm

JACKSON, Miss. - Hundreds more Hurricane Katrina-related claims have been settled thanks to an agreement between Mississippi Insurance Commissioner George Dale and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

Drug makers must warn patients of risks, Justices rule

Steve Korris Jun. 28, 2007, 11:47am

Davis CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Drug companies cannot escape liability for harmful prescriptions in West Virginia by laying all responsibility on doctors, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

Feds not satisfied with DHHR's response in McGraw controversy

John O'Brien Jun. 28, 2007, 10:00am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is holding fast to its position that it is owed a share of a settlement designed by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

Sorrell releases findings on drug marketing disclosures

John O'Brien Jun. 27, 2007, 1:31pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. - In his fourth report concerning pharmaceutical marketing, Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says drug companies spent $2.25 million marketing their products to state physicians, hospitals and universities.

McGraw hit with countersuit by computer seller

Chris Dickerson Jun. 27, 2007, 12:55pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A company that recently was sued by state Attorney General Darrell McGraw has fired back.

Tobacco settlement money going to fix Rhode Island's budget

John O'Brien Jun. 27, 2007, 11:47am

Lynch PROVIDENCE, R.I. - When the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement was signed in 1998, the attorneys general who signed it intended to use the money it provided to fund health initiatives related to tobacco use.

Private insurance defender gets Idaho SC call over state rivals

Legal News Line Jun. 27, 2007, 8:00am

Warren E. Jones BOISE -- A veteran Boise insurance defense attorney will be Idaho's newest Supreme Court Justice, Republican Gov. Butch Otter announced in a press release late yesterday.

Dann tinkers with outside counsel process

John O'Brien Jun. 26, 2007, 2:19pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - An April study by the American Tort Reform Association showed Ohioans overwhelmingly sought transparency from the Attorney General's office.