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Consumers Union to get $4 million from AG's Neurontin settlement

Chris Rizo Apr. 24, 2008, 4:35pm

Hardy Myers SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)--Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers on Thursday announced that Consumers Union was receiving a grant of more than $4 million to help consumers make prescription drug choices.

Ky. Chief Justice resigns

John O'Brien Apr. 24, 2008, 3:56pm

Lambert FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Having fulfilled his obligation to see Kentucky's Supreme Court through a time of change, Chief Justice Joseph Lambert has decided to step down from the bench.

Calif. justices decline Pacific Lumber Co. fraud case

Chris Rizo Apr. 24, 2008, 3:55pm

Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-The California Supreme Court has declined to review an appeals court decision that threw out a fraud case against Pacific Lumber Co.

Calif. SC: Genentech must pay City of Hope $300 million

Chris Rizo Apr. 24, 2008, 3:24pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-Genentech Inc. must pay $300 million to a California hospital and research center that is seeking royalty payments for genetically engineered human insulin, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Louisiana AG staying on the political sidelines

Chris Rizo Apr. 24, 2008, 2:27pm

James "Buddy" Caldwell BATON ROUGE-(Legal Newsline)-Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell says he will leave others to campaign for their favorite presidential hopeful, noting he "likes" them all.

Starcher sticking with Massey case

John O'Brien Apr. 24, 2008, 2:19pm

Starcher CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - Stepping aside from one Massey Energy case was apparently enough for West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher.

Utah AG says he's loathed by Mormon sect

Chris Rizo Apr. 24, 2008, 1:20pm

Mark Shurtleff SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline)-Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said leaders of the nation's best known polygamous sect have called him the "anti-Christ" and prayed for his death after a motorcycle accident last year.

McGraw compares U.S. Chamber tactics to those of Hitler

Chris Dickerson Apr. 24, 2008, 12:45pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw on Wednesday compared actions of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to tactics used by Adolf Hitler.

Sweet ending for Acme in apple juice suit

John O'Brien Apr. 24, 2008, 12:25pm

Jacobs DOVER, Del. - The Delaware Supreme Court recently told those with do-it-yourself lawsuits that they better do them right.

Blogger turns attorney, defeats trial lawyer's subpoena

John O'Brien Apr. 23, 2008, 5:00pm

Shoemaker PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - When blogger and admitted information-hoarder Kathleen Seidel received a subpoena asking for nearly every piece of data associated with her website, she had two choices -- get mad or get an attorney.

No dice for "Deal or No Deal" suit

John O'Brien Apr. 23, 2008, 3:24pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Those who unsuccessfully text-messaged the NBC game show "Deal or No Deal" can now consider themselves two-time losers, thanks to the Georgia Supreme Court.

Conn. SC decides what makes a person

John O'Brien Apr. 23, 2008, 3:00pm

Rogers HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Playing Blue Fairy to the State of Connecticut's Pinocchio, the state Supreme Court has decided that a public entity will not be legally referred to as a real person.

Louisiana AG says he inherited an 'albatross'

Chris Rizo Apr. 23, 2008, 1:55pm

James "Buddy" Caldwell BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline)-Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell said since he took office January 14, he has spent "an inordinate amount of time" trying to restore credibility to the office that critics say became politicized under his predecessor.

Harris Poll ranks West Virginia worst legal climate; Delaware best

Chris Rizo Apr. 23, 2008, 5:31am

Thomas Donohue WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Delaware has the nation's best legal climate, while courts in West Virginia ranked at the bottom, according to a survey of corporate attorneys released Wednesday.

U.S. Supreme Court to hear key disability case

Chris Rizo Apr. 23, 2008, 4:26am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday morning is scheduled to hear arguments in a case involving conflicts of interest for ERISA plan administrators.

Tennessee lawmakers consider barring advertising to drunken driving defendants

Chris Rizo Apr. 23, 2008, 3:42am

Robert Cooper Jr. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline)-Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper Jr. will be asked to weigh in on a controversial bill that would bar defense attorneys from advertising their expertise with drunken driving cases.

Group questions McDaniel's 'impartiality' to review immigration initiative

Chris Rizo Apr. 23, 2008, 3:00am

Dustin McDaniel LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline)- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has raked in campaign cash from a group opposed to a plan to require state agencies to verify that those seeking government programs are legal U.S. residents, one of the proposal's backers says.

Missouri AG vows to pursue those who hire undocumented workers

Chris Rizo Apr. 22, 2008, 8:13pm

Attorney General Jay Nixon JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon vowed Tuesday to continue pursuing companies that hire illegal immigrants in his remaining days as attorney general, and afterwards if he is elected governor of the Show Me State.

Brown decries new federal fuel standard

Chris Rizo Apr. 22, 2008, 4:30pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Tuesday called the federal government's new fuel economy "a covert assault" on California's greenhouse gas regulations.

Once-reduced judgment will stand, U.S. justices decide

John O'Brien Apr. 22, 2008, 4:10pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stopped the carving of a punitive damages award against Exxon Mobil Corp., but a much more costly decision remains.