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Nixon draws ranchers' praise for opposing meat-packing deal

Chris Rizo Apr. 22, 2008, 3:27pm

Jay Nixon KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is drawing praise for his opposition to a Brazilian company's planned acquisition of some of the largest meat-packing companies in the United States.

Report: Gov't subprime rescue efforts fall short

Chris Rizo Apr. 22, 2008, 3:25pm

Terry Goddard PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-Government efforts to stem the tide of housing foreclosures are falling woefully short of what's needed, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said Tuesday.

Milgram supports former AG's choice of legal advisor

John O'Brien Apr. 22, 2008, 3:00pm

Milgram TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram is defending the State's decision to hire a prominent law firm to assist in Gov. Jon Corzine's toll road plan.

AG Brown may see his $184K salary shrink

Chris Rizo Apr. 22, 2008, 2:11pm

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown will see his $184,301 annual salary cut if the leader of a citizens committee that sets state officials' pay and benefits has his way.

Abbott calls for 'one strike' law for strip clubs

Chris Rizo Apr. 22, 2008, 1:00pm

Greg Abbott DALLAS (Legal Newsline)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday called for a "one strike and you're out" law for sexually oriented businesses, including adult bookstores and strip clubs.

Blumenthal gripes to state lawmakers about pharmaceutical industry

John O'Brien Apr. 22, 2008, 12:52pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - In formal testimony before the state's Legislature Monday, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal asked for help against influence wielded by prescription drug makers.

Hood will pursue wiretap authority again

John O'Brien Apr. 22, 2008, 12:21pm

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Following the Mississippi Legislature's decision not to pass a bill that would give wiretap authority to his office, state Attorney General Jim Hood said he will try again next year.

Brown asked for opinion on synthetic turf warnings

Chris Rizo Apr. 21, 2008, 11:37pm

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown was asked Monday to determine whether artificial turf fields should have lead warning signs to comply with a state law.

Washington SC will hear challenge to tax-increase limits

Chris Rizo Apr. 21, 2008, 9:55pm

Sen. Lisa Brown OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-The Washington state Supreme Court will hear a legislator's challenge of voter-approved tax increase limits, an official said.

Edmondson opposes term-limits legislation

Chris Rizo Apr. 21, 2008, 8:43pm

Attorney General Drew Edmondson OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline)-Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is urging state lawmakers to reject a term-limits bill that would block him from seeking re-election.

American Cancer Society vows to sue over tobacco tax diversion

Chris Rizo Apr. 21, 2008, 5:30pm

Terry Goddard PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard could be in court to defend a state Capitol plan to use designated tobacco tax funds to help balance the state budget.

Study: State courts frequently reject workers' arbitration awards

Chris Rizo Apr. 21, 2008, 4:54pm

Prof. Michael LeRoy CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Although federal courts vacate nearly the same percentage of arbitration awards for employers as they do for workers, state courts are disproportionately vacating employment arbitration awards for workers, but not for employers, a new study indicates.

Another may soon join Va. AG race

John O'Brien Apr. 21, 2008, 4:28pm

Brownlee ROANOKE, Va. - The man who led the criminal prosecution of prescription drug maker Purdue Pharma may attempt to become Virginia's next Attorney General.

Cuomo settlement will produce refunds for 22

John O'Brien Apr. 21, 2008, 3:55pm

Cuomo ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has reached a settlement with auction companies that were allegedly ripping off those who provided them with merchandise to sell.

Critics question timing of Starcher's calls to Ketchum

Chris Dickerson Apr. 21, 2008, 3:20pm

Starcher CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Some critics are bothered by the timing of phone calls between West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher and candidate Menis Ketchum, saying the timeline "raise(s) serious questions."

Blumenthal to feds: Be more like N.Y.

John O'Brien Apr. 21, 2008, 3:15pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - The rejection of an offshore natural gas facility by the State of New York means a federal agency needs to reconsider the reasons it approved, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently said.

Corbett files criminal charges against miners over fatal blast

John O'Brien Apr. 21, 2008, 1:28pm

Corbett HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - For the first time during his time in office, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has filed criminal charges over a fatal accident at a coal mine.

Wisconsin SC accepts Medtronic defibrillator case

Chris Rizo Apr. 21, 2008, 8:00am

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline)-The Wisconsin Supreme Court has decided to hear a case considering whether state negligence and product liability claims are pre-empted by federal law where a defective product received FDA approval.

Arkansas group refiles immigration proposal

Chris Rizo Apr. 21, 2008, 7:00am

Dustin McDaniel LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline)-A group backing a proposal in Arkansas that would require state agencies to verify those seeking government programs are legal U.S. residents filed a revised proposal, after the first one was rejected by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

Ohio AG leads multi-state Supreme Court effort to protect employees

Legal News Line Apr. 21, 2008, 12:50am

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) -- In what can be construed as a case of questionable timing, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann led a group of attorneys general from 18 other states and Puerto Rico in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that employers can not retaliate against employees involved in an employer's investigation of sexual harassment.