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HIV patient's suit too late, Ga. SC says

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

Hunstein ATLANTA - A Georgia man who did not discover until he was 17 years old that he had contracted pediatric AIDS as an infant will not win his suit against the medical care providers that failed to diagnose him.

Insurer agrees to pay off bid-rigging allegations

John O'Brien Oct. 26, 2007, 2:58pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - ACE Group Holdings has settled bid-rigging allegations brought against it by eight states and the District of Columbia for $4.5 million.

W. Va. SC OKs first med mal class-action suit

Steve Korris Oct. 26, 2007, 2:17pm

Masters CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King will preside over West Virginia's first medical malpractice class-action lawsuit.

Airline company wins appeal, despite "window dressing"

John O'Brien Oct. 26, 2007, 2:13pm

Starcher CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Colgan Air's tumultuous time before the West Virginia Supreme Court concluded Thursday with an ideal outcome for the company.

Majority can sell JV assets to related party: Wash. SC

Legal News Line Oct. 26, 2007, 8:41am

Justice Charles W. Johnson OLYMPIA -- Controlling partners do not violate the "duty of loyalty" to a business partnership if they sell the partnership's assets to a related party, the Washington Supreme Court ruled yesterday.

WV AG's chief deputy calls proposed code 'a red herring'

Chris Dickerson Oct. 25, 2007, 2:20pm

Fran Hughes CHARLESTON, W.V. - Attorney General Darrell McGraw's chief deputy on Thursday called the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform's proposed code of conduct for AGs an attempt to stop AGs across the country from enforcing consumer laws.

W.Va. AG's office sued funeral home

Chris Dickerson Oct. 25, 2007, 7:15am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office on Wednesday filed suit against a Wetzel County funeral home and its owner, alleging misappropriation of preneed funeral money.

Hardships ahead for businesses, pair says

John O'Brien Oct. 24, 2007, 3:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two political experts told attendees of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce function that businesses may soon face more challenges.

Proposed Code of Conduct to be given to AGs

John O'Brien Oct. 24, 2007, 1:00pm

Rickard WASHINGTON, D.C. - Citing a need to end prejudicial practices, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform proposed a new code of conduct for state attorneys general Wednesday.

Courtroom trends against businesses discussed at Summit

John O'Brien Oct. 24, 2007, 11:00am

Manning WASHINGTON, D.C. - When leading off the portion of Wednesday's Legal Reform Summit dealing with the latest trends in business litigation, attorney Chris Manning offered a few images and asked a simple question -- which one of them didn't belong.

ND workers comp. staffers tell AG of payback fears

Legal News Line Oct. 24, 2007, 9:41am

Wayne Stenehjem BISMARCK -- Three senior staffers at the state's troubled workers' compensation bureaucracy have asked North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to protect them as whistleblowers.

N.C. Justice will run again

John O'Brien Oct. 23, 2007, 2:46pm

Edmunds RALEIGH, N.C. - Republican Bob Edmunds will seek another term on the North Carolina Supreme Court in 2008, he said Tuesday.

Kroger settles tobacco issue with group of AGs

John O'Brien Oct. 23, 2007, 2:30pm

Hood The country's largest grocery store chain has reached an agreement with 41 state attorneys general and will implement measures aimed at preventing sales of tobacco products to minors.

Trial against collapsed company begins

John O'Brien Oct. 22, 2007, 3:32pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - The State of Connecticut's gripe with a California fiber optics company was scheduled to go to trial Monday in a federal court in California.

Civil case creates stir in Ky. AG race

John O'Brien Oct. 22, 2007, 2:36pm

Lee FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Attorney General-hopeful Jack Conway criticized his Republican challenger last week for defending an insurance company in a civil lawsuit against it.

Foti out of race in Louisiana

John O'Brien Oct. 22, 2007, 2:19pm

Foti BATON ROUGE, La. - Incumbent Attorney General Charles Foti will not have a chance to be re-elected on Nov. 17's general election after coming in last in Saturday's three-man primary.

AG's pollution push helped shove Kansas coal plants

Legal News Line Oct. 22, 2007, 10:53am

Paul Morrison TOPEKA -- Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison strongly influenced a state ruling last week to deny permits to two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.

Okla. Governor selects appellate judge in SC Pick-4

Legal News Line Oct. 22, 2007, 10:29am

John F. Reif OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's Democratic Governor Brad Henry has appointed veteran Tulsa-area judge John F. Reif to the nine-justice Supreme Court.

Hospital talks stalling

John O'Brien Oct. 19, 2007, 3:10pm

Dann CINCINNATI - Negotiations between two hospitals attempting to leave the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and the alliance have reached a low point, forcing Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann to recommend alternate procedures.

Doctor rankings may be on way out in N.Y.

John O'Brien Oct. 19, 2007, 2:00pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - In letters to three health care providers, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday asked for the end of doctor-ranking programs.