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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.

Ohio Senate gives Dann a boost

John O'Brien Oct. 18, 2007, 4:41pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Marc Dann will apparently have the benefit of legislation as he goes after his state's gaming industry.

Another candidate joins W. Va. SC race

Chris Dickerson Oct. 18, 2007, 3:32pm

Walker CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Saying the people of West Virginia deserve a fair and impartial court, Beth Walker formally announced her candidacy for the state Supreme Court of Appeals Tuesday.

Hood: Opponent a tort reform hypocrite

John O'Brien Oct. 18, 2007, 3:20pm

Hood JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi voters may be wondering which is the better option -- corruption or hypocrisy.

White House hopeful puts lawyer on NM Supreme Court

Legal News Line Oct. 18, 2007, 5:34am

Charles W. Daniels PHOENIX -- New Mexico Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson bypassed a Court of Appeals judge and two on District benches to appoint an Albuquerque attorney to the state Supreme Court.

Pa. SC grants rare reargument in closely watched insurance case

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

Baldwin PITTSBURGH - Just when Victor Sackett thought his fight with Nationwide Insurance was over, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided to give the company one more shot to prove its case.

Coakley gives new rules to mortgage industry

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

Coakley BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed a new set of regulations regarding advertising by mortgage brokers and lenders.

Blumenthal: AT&T wasting its time on litigation

John O'Brien Oct. 17, 2007, 2:34pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Despite a recent federal court ruling, AT&T still refuses to apply for a cable license in Connecticut and state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal refuses to let the company get away with it.

NY's Cuomo probing fund investor's campaign funding

Legal News Line Oct. 17, 2007, 11:55am

ALBANY -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is probing links between a prominent hedge-fund investment firm and a former state comptroller and admitted felon.