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Wendy's sued in Chicago slip and fall case

Legal News Line Jul. 25, 2007, 10:00am

CHICAGO -- A Chicago woman has sued the Wendy's franchise in the Circuit Court of Cook County for injuries allegedly suffered when she slipped on a wet portion of the restaurant's floor.

TX watchdog slaps complaint trifecta on SC Justice over law bills

Legal News Line Jul. 25, 2007, 7:19am

Justice Nathan Hecht AUSTIN -- Controversial Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht could once again find himself in a familiar role - defending himself against charges of judicial misconduct.

Company sending $5 million to N.J.

John O'Brien Jul. 24, 2007, 4:34pm

NEWARK, N.J. - For the second time this week, a company has settled allegations of market timing with a state attorney general.

Electric company has recovery limited in settlement with AG Coakley

John O'Brien Jul. 24, 2007, 3:51pm

Coakley BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached a settlement over a settlement, she announced Tuesday.

AG King hopes to get in middle of water controversy

John O'Brien Jul. 24, 2007, 3:23pm

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Attorney General Troy King is hoping to intervene in a lawsuit that he says has put a severe financial strain on the water system in Birmingham and surrounding areas.

McCollum subpoenaing calling card companies

John O'Brien Jul. 23, 2007, 3:00pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is worried about marketing tactics in the prepaid calling card industry and has launched an investigation.

Three AGs engineer settlement worth millions

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

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Another company has settled bid-rigging allegations brought by Connecticut, New York and Illinois, and will pay $115 million in doing so.

Report: Dann's actions providing target for Republicans

John O'Brien Jul. 23, 2007, 1:11pm

Dann CLEVELAND - A report in the Sunday Cleveland Plain Dealer chronicles the divide between Ohio's Republicans and Democratic Attorney General Marc Dann.

Dem. front-runner in Missouri AG race adds cash, gains opponent

Legal News Line Jul. 23, 2007, 7:57am

Margaret Donnelly ST. LOUIS -- At least former Missouri Democratic House Minority Leader Jeff Harris will now have to spend some of that campaign cash he's socked away for his run at state attorney general in 2008.

Cuomo busy with water protection efforts

John O'Brien Jul. 20, 2007, 1:26pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - The majority of $8 million collected in five settlements by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will be used to protect the Bronx River from future water pollution and to expand an environmental protection program.

Gansler, coal company reach agreement

John O'Brien Jul. 20, 2007, 12:22pm

Gansler BALTIMORE - Mettiki Coal has settled allegations that it is polluting the air in Garrett County, Md., and will pay a $150,000 civil penalty.

Chicago water district sued over poisonous fumes that left workers dead

Ann Maher Jul. 20, 2007, 10:00am

CHICAGO -- The surviving wife of a construction worker killed by poisonous fumes at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant District last month is suing the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

Mass. SC determines heating oil a pollutant while interpreting policy

John O'Brien Jul. 19, 2007, 1:40pm

Ireland BOSTON - According to the Massachusetts Supreme Court, the spill of home heating oil falls within a pollution exception of a heating and air conditioning company's liability insurance policy, and Allamerica Insurance Co. will not have to defend one of its customers.

Ohio SC delivers legal malpractice ruling

John O'Brien Jul. 19, 2007, 1:15pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Attorneys for majority owners of close corporations -- ones allowed by law to act more informally than a normal corporation -- may be sued for malpractice by minority owners, the Ohio Supreme Court recently decided.

Avandia study piques attorneys' interest at how-to-sue seminar

Steve Korris Jul. 19, 2007, 9:51am

Mark Lanier CHICAGO - One million American diabetics take Avandia pills, and if more of them would suffer heart attacks attorneys could get rich.

McGraw gives OxyContin money to truancy agency

John O'Brien Jul. 19, 2007, 9:43am

McGraw CHARLESTON - A truancy task force is the target of state Attorney General Darrell McGraw's latest appropriation of funds from his controversial 2004 settlement with prescription drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma.

AG Coakley settles suit over denied health care benefits

John O'Brien Jul. 18, 2007, 3:37pm

Coakley BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed both complaints and consent judgments Tuesday against a pair of companies that she says did not provide health benefits required by state law.

Bid-rigging suit produces settlement for Blumenthal

John O'Brien Jul. 18, 2007, 3:24pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Two hearing and air conditioning companies will pay penalties and cooperate with the State of Connecticut's investigation into the industry as a result of a settlement announced Tuesday.

Florida wants federal help for insurance crisis

John O'Brien Jul. 18, 2007, 1:53pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The federal flood insurance program has been the subject of much debate and litigation in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, and the higher-ups in Florida think the answer to another possible insurance mess is another federal program.

Ore. AG's switch on gaming machines sends horse track back to barn

Legal News Line Jul. 18, 2007, 8:00am

Hardy Myers SALEM -- The upcoming fall meet at Oregon's main horse track could be a non-starter due to pressure from Attorney General Hardy Myers over controversial gaming machines.