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Mo. AG hopeful overtaken in Dem. funds race - UPDATE

Legal News Line Oct. 17, 2007, 7:41am

Chris Koster JEFFERSON CITY -- Party-switching State Sen. Chris Koster has turned the tables on Democratic front-runner Jeff Harris in the race to succeed Jay Nixon as Missouri Attorney General.

Stumbo getting closer to Senate run

John O'Brien Oct. 16, 2007, 3:55pm

Stumbo FRANKFORT, Ky. - Facing a possible ethics probe, Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo says he is still encouraged by his progress toward finding a new job.

Facebook, Cuomo reach safety agreement

John O'Brien Oct. 16, 2007, 2:37pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - The social networking site Facebook.com will reform its safeguards as a result of a settlement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Cal. AG hears it from business on state's lawsuit culture

Legal News Line Oct. 16, 2007, 9:40am

Tom Donohue SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue sharply criticized California's litigation climate and its impact on the state's economy in a speech delivered today.

Ariz. can boot companies for hiring illegals, AG argues

Legal News Line Oct. 16, 2007, 6:43am

Terry Goddard PHOENIX -- The state government has the power to suspend business licenses for hiring undocumented workers, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard argued in a filing Friday.

High Court won't hear charges of RICO-misuse in suits

Legal News Line Oct. 16, 2007, 5:16am

Robin Conrad WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday turned down an opportunity to address the alleged overuse of federal anti-mafia statutes in civil suits against large corporations.

Conn. company won't receive $1.2 million settlement

John O'Brien Oct. 15, 2007, 2:00pm

HARTFORD, Conn. - The State of Connecticut reached a settlement with a Norwich construction company but does not have to pay it, the state's Supreme Court unanimously decided Monday.

Foti's Katrina suits coming back to haunt him

John O'Brien Oct. 15, 2007, 1:20pm

Foti BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti is not only facing a challenge to his office from Republican Royal Alexander, but his spot on the Democratic ballot from the hard-charging James "Buddy" Caldwell.

Feds: Scruggs, AG Hood worked closely on whistleblower controversy

John O'Brien Oct. 15, 2007, 12:34pm

Hood BIRMINGHAM - Federal prosecutors say trial lawyer Richard Scruggs, currently the target of criminal contempt charges, was offered advice by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood before violating a judge's order.

Ill. AG unfairly grabs lawsuit funds, state EPA claims

Legal News Line Oct. 15, 2007, 8:36am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sparked a financial dispute with a state agency better known for teaming-up with her on state pollution lawsuits.

Sorrell settles lead lawsuit with landlords

John O'Brien Oct. 12, 2007, 2:18pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Instead of a lawsuit against paint companies, Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell decided to hold a pair of landlords responsible for the lead paint that remains on their buildings.

Cuomo looking into student loan marketing

John O'Brien Oct. 12, 2007, 1:43pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is widening his investigation into the student loan industry to include the direct marketing practices of certain companies and lenders.

Dann pulls plug on contributor's contract

John O'Brien Oct. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann recently terminated the contract his office gave to a Sandusky law firm because one of its partners contributed too much money to Dann's campaign.

Del. SC gives med-mal loser another trial

John O'Brien Oct. 11, 2007, 3:24pm

Chief Justice Myron Steele DOVER, Del. - A witness apparently brought too much evidence with him to a medical malpractice trial, and the plaintiff will now get a second chance.

Asbestos defendants will get appeal, Ohio SC says

John O'Brien Oct. 11, 2007, 2:50pm

O'Donnell COLUMBUS, Ohio - An appellate court was wrong not to hear the case of asbestos defendants who want the cases against them tossed out of a special asbestos court, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

AG hopeful would take 'hard look' at Stumbo's signature suits

John O'Brien Oct. 10, 2007, 4:22pm

Lee LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the general election a month away, Kentucky's Attorney General candidates talked business regulation at a debate Monday.

Circuit judge appointed to Va. High Court

John O'Brien Oct. 10, 2007, 4:00pm

Kaine, left, and Goodwyn RICHMOND - Having found itself without its longest serving member, the Virginia Supreme Court can now welcome its newest.

McGraw finds, sues home improvement business

John O'Brien Oct. 10, 2007, 3:43pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Changing its name didn't stop one Kanawha County business from being sued by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

Stumbo, trial lawyer suing OxyContin maker

John O'Brien Oct. 10, 2007, 2:57pm

Stumbo PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The Commonwealth of Kentucky became the latest to jump on prescription drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma, filing a lawsuit Friday over the company's controversial painkiller OxyContin.

Power provider settles with states, feds

John O'Brien Oct. 9, 2007, 3:45pm

Coakley BOSTON - In a settlement considered the largest over allegations of violations of the federal New Source Review Program brought against a major power producer, American Electric Power resolved claims that it illegally refurbished its power plants.