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Montana voters to choose AG nominees Tuesday

Chris Rizo Jun. 2, 2008, 3:18pm

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline)-Democrats and Republicans in Montana will chose their respective party's nominee for state attorney general Tuesday.

Cuomo files suit against broker, not companies

John O'Brien Jun. 2, 2008, 2:00pm

Cuomo BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says an Auburn insurance broker has been selling unnecessary policies to seniors around the state.

Exxon Valdez ruling could reshape U.S. tort law

Chris Rizo Jun. 2, 2008, 1:28pm

Ted Frank WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court will end the long-running class-action lawsuit over the Exxon Valdez lawsuit any Monday between today and June 23, when it issues a ruling before the high court's term recesses.

Ten AGs ask California court to stay gay marriage ruling

Chris Rizo May 30, 2008, 4:18pm

Mark Shurtleff SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-In a rare move, attorneys general from 10 states are urging the California Supreme Court to stay its ruling that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

First suit filed by new Ohio AG

John O'Brien May 30, 2008, 2:59pm

Rogers COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - A month of controversy and change in the Ohio Attorney General's office ended Friday with the simple filing of a lawsuit.

Analyst: Shurtleff a 'popular' AG; Democrats say he's vulnerable

Chris Rizo May 30, 2008, 2:00pm

Mark Shurtleff SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline)-Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is almost sure to be re-elected to a third term, barring any unforeseen scandals involving the Republican, political analysts told Legal Newsline.

Gansler demands registration from health clubs

John O'Brien May 30, 2008, 1:31pm

Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler wants four business owners to get the proper license before they can continue selling health club services.

McCollum sues Web-based medical education company

Legal News Line May 30, 2008, 10:35am

McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal NewsLine) - Attorney General Bill McCollum has sued a Marathon Internet medical education company for allegedly misrepresenting the quality of training it provides to nurses.

Lawyer vows to appeal $26 million Vioxx reversal

Chris Rizo May 29, 2008, 9:56pm

W. Mark Lanier HOUSTON, Texas (Legal Newsline)--The famed Houston plaintiffs' attorney who Thursday saw a Texas appeals court toss out his client's $26.1 million verdict against Merck & Co. Inc. over the company's drug Vioxx said his client will appeal.

Five weeks until Scruggs learns fate

John O'Brien May 29, 2008, 9:27pm

Scruggs OXFORD, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - More than two months after pleading guilty to a judicial bribery scheme, famed plaintiffs attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs received the date of his sentencing hearing Thursday.

Shell Oil, Army to give Colorado $35 million for clean-up

Chris Rizo May 29, 2008, 4:49pm

DENVER, Colo. (Legal Newsline)-Colorado will get $35 million to help clean up and restore a former chemical weapons manufacturing site on the outskirts of Denver, the attorney general announced Thursday.

Blumenthal trying to take down drug company

John O'Brien May 29, 2008, 3:14pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is claiming a major pharmaceutical company violated federal racketeering laws when it artificially inflated the cost of drugs.

Cuomo to art exhibit: Document dead bodies

John O'Brien May 29, 2008, 2:19pm

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A settlement between New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will require an art exhibit promoter to show the cause of death and origins of the cadavers used in one of its exhibits.

Appeals courts overturn Vioxx verdicts

Chris Rizo May 29, 2008, 1:00pm

(Legal Newsline) - Merck & Co. Inc. notched two major legal victories Thursday, with appeals courts in Texas and New Jersey tossing verdicts against the drugmaker involving the painkiller Vioxx.

Abbott, Democratic Party settle voter fraud lawsuit; both sides claims victory

Chris Rizo May 29, 2008, 12:00pm

Greg Abbot AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has agreed not to target people who collect others' mail-in ballots for them as part of a settlement with the Texas Democratic Party.

Business climate too bad to expand in W. Va., company says

John O'Brien May 29, 2008, 11:35am

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - One of the country's largest natural gas producers will not construct a state-of-the-art building in Charleston to use as the head of its eastern operations, citing the West Virginia Supreme Court's refusal to hear its appeal of a $405 million verdict against it.

Mukasey: South Florida a hotbed of Medicare fraud

Chris Rizo May 28, 2008, 9:41pm

Michael Mukasey MIAMI, Fla. (Legal Newsline)-Medicare fraud in South Florida accounts for about one in five of the criminal cases brought nationwide over the last year, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Wednesday.

Superdelegate AGs courted by Obama, Clinton camps

Chris Rizo May 28, 2008, 4:31pm

Terry Goddard (Ariz.) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)- A small handful of state attorneys general are among the nearly 800 Democratic leaders who will likely decide who will be their party's presidential nominee.

Horton narrowly re-elected to Idaho Supreme Court

Chris Rizo May 28, 2008, 4:00pm

Joel Horton BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline)- Idaho Supreme Court Justice Joel Horton has won re-election to the state's highest court after narrowly defeating a state district court judge who challenged him.

Mr. Lubie settles with Mr. Carter

John O'Brien May 28, 2008, 3:34pm

Carter INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Though they allegedly didn't get the brand of oil they paid for, customers of an Indiana oil change company will soon be getting a refund.