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Rabner claims mercury reduction victory

John O'Brien Apr. 18, 2007, 3:00pm

Rabner TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Attorney General Stuart Rabner says his office recently cleared a major legal hurdle in defending the state's regulations on mercury emissions.

Dann files merit brief in controversial case

John O'Brien Apr. 18, 2007, 3:00pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann recently defended his position on the veto of Senate Bill 117, which paved the way for his lawsuit against lead paint manufacturers and is being challenged by the General Assembly.

States receive their yearly millions in tobacco money

John O'Brien Apr. 18, 2007, 2:00pm

Cuomo Tobacco companies recently paid the State of New York $767 million million as a result of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

Gov. can bench attorney general in fight to release fed. subpoenas

Legal News Line Apr. 18, 2007, 7:00am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has won a battle to boot Attorney General Lisa Madigan from his legal team in a controversial public-access lawsuit.

Student loan shakedowns spreading as Brown probes Cuomo victim

Legal News Line Apr. 18, 2007, 6:00am

Jerry Brown The spreading feeding frenzy among state attorneys-general over probing links between colleges and student loan companies has officially gone national.

CVS joins RadioShack on Abbott's document-tossing suit docket

Legal News Line Apr. 18, 2007, 5:00am

Abbott makes his case against CVS AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's dogged department of dumpster-divers has landed him another big lawsuit.

Woullard class action against State Farm dismissed

John O'Brien Apr. 17, 2007, 6:00pm

Hood GULFPORT, Miss. - In a move that seemed to surprise no one, a federal judge on Monday dismissed the long-troubled Woullard class certification attempt that was part of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's proposed settlement with State Farm Insurance Co.

Out-of-stater subject to Louisiana law

John O'Brien Apr. 17, 2007, 3:00pm

BATON ROUGE, La. - James Gable recently found out that the long arm of Louisiana law reaches all the way to his home in California.

Motorola, N.J. settle for $190 million

John O'Brien Apr. 17, 2007, 1:00pm

Rabner TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Attorney General Stuart Rabner says he has reached a settlement with Motorola worth $190 million.

Reporters subpoenaed by asbestos lawyer

Ann Maher Apr. 17, 2007, 12:00pm

BEAUMONT, Texas -- A Texas judge has allowed an asbestos attorney to depose reporters from a legal journal he claims were jury tampering.

City goes to Supreme Court to help keep union proposal at bay

Legal News Line Apr. 17, 2007, 10:00am

Judge Aida Salinas Flores AUSTIN -- The Texas Supreme Court could soon decide the outcome of a controversial effort to force the city of McAllen and its police union to arbitrate disputes.

Dann joins AGs investigating student loans

John O'Brien Apr. 16, 2007, 3:00pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has sent letters to the presidents of the state's universities and colleges notifying them of his intent to investigate certain claims regarding the student loan industry.

AG Coakley has businesses pay nearly 400K; sues 19 allegedly involved in mortgage fraud

John O'Brien Apr. 16, 2007, 3:00pm

Coakley BOSTON - Two companies recently acknowledged to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley their obligation to pay overtime wages to their employees and will dole out a substantial amount to prove it.

AG Gansler won't appeal Fair Share Health Care case

John O'Brien Apr. 16, 2007, 2:00pm

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The future of employer-provided health care will be left up to lawmakers and not judges, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said Monday.

Tenn. SC vacancy search narrowed to three

John O'Brien Apr. 16, 2007, 1:00pm

Bredesen NASHVILLE, Tenn. - After months of controversy, Gov. Phil Bredesen finally appears ready to choose Tennessee's next Supreme Court justice.

GOP gains advantage for mansion as Foti's punt benches Breaux

Legal News Line Apr. 16, 2007, 6:00am

Charles Foti Former U.S. Senator John Breaux withdrew from Democratic contention for governor of Louisiana late Friday after a crucial non-ruling by Attorney General Charles Foti.

Ohio SC sides with PUCO, energy company will refund more than $6.5 million

John O'Brien Apr. 13, 2007, 2:00pm

Pfeifer COLUMBUS - As a result of a recent Ohio Supreme Court ruling, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio will refund more than $6.5 million to consumers it allegedly overcharged.

Sallie Mae settles with New York AG

John O'Brien Apr. 13, 2007, 2:00pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - The nation's largest student loan provider on Wednesday settled with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who recently filed the first college loan lawsuit in a nationwide investigation into the industry.

Criminal prosecution may proceed, bankruptcy judge rules

John O'Brien Apr. 13, 2007, 1:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently celebrated a ruling from a bankruptcy judge that will keep possible criminal action against a company's former president.

Midwest attorneys-general follow Cuomo's lead on lender links

Legal News Line Apr. 13, 2007, 11:00am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has begun investigating possible financial links between all the state's colleges and its student loan providers after recent revelations at two public universities.