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AG's post-promise handouts hit $1 million

Chris Dickerson Mar. 14, 2007, 12:44pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - In the month since his top assistant promised otherwise, Attorney General Darrell McGraw has handed out $1 million of lawsuit settlement money to various groups across the state.

CEI: Blumenthal the Baptist, MySpace the bootlegger

John O'Brien Mar. 13, 2007, 4:04pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wants more regulations on social-networking Internet sites.

Attorney: State Farm settlement possibly "can't be fixed"

John O'Brien Mar. 13, 2007, 3:01pm

Hood GULFPORT, Miss. - A team of lawyers led by nationally known plaintiffs attorney Richard Scruggs has withdrawn its request for approval of a multi-million-dollar settlement reached with State Farm Insurance Co.

AG McCollum wants more sunshine

John O'Brien Mar. 13, 2007, 2:06pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sunshine on Bill McCollum's shoulders must make him happy.

Nixon agrees to let dam-burst suit shift to damaged county

Legal News Line Mar. 13, 2007, 10:58am

Jay Nixon JEFFERSON CITY -- Embattled utility AmerenUE has won an important victory in its on-going legal battle with Missouri attorney general Jay Nixon.

County must return payments stolen by employee, SC rules

Legal News Line Mar. 13, 2007, 10:37am

Justice William Ray Price, Jr. JEFFERSON CITY -- A title company is entitled to a refund of money stolen by an employee of the county deeds recorder, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled today.

Madigan latest AG to strike oil in petroleum-leak lawsuits

Legal News Line Mar. 13, 2007, 7:18am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois's Lisa Madigan might soon be the next attorney general to find that gasoline can be pricey even if it never touches a car's gas tank.

Blumenthal wants more MySpace regulations

John O'Brien Mar. 12, 2007, 5:12pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is backing a bill currently being considered in the state's legislature that would require social networking Internet sites to take new age-verification measures.

State Farm not likely going away quietly

John O'Brien Mar. 12, 2007, 4:06pm

Editor's note: This is the third of a three-part series of stories based on LegalNewsLine.com's conversation with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Military haircut's $1 rise sparks AG cartel probe

Legal News Line Mar. 12, 2007, 8:30am

Rob McKenna SPOKANE -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna's office fears that military clips might be clipping the military.

Judges must grant neutral-doctor exam in work comp cases: SC

Legal News Line Mar. 9, 2007, 6:29am

Justice Lorie S. Gildea ST. PAUL -- Lower courts hearing Worker's Compensation cases must grant timely requests for examination by a neutral medical professional, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled yesterday.

State rushes to pass new water laws after SC decision

Legal News Line Mar. 9, 2007, 4:33am

Idaho Supreme Court building BOISE -- The Idaho statehouse has wasted little time reacting to this week's ground-breaking decision by the state's Supreme Court on water rights.

AG Hood: Regulation, reform appropriate in insurance industry

John O'Brien Mar. 8, 2007, 3:30pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - To Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, selling insurance is a lot like driving a car.

Hood says he is trying to keep the peace

John O'Brien Mar. 7, 2007, 4:11pm

Hood WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, though he has created quite a fuss lately, says it was all in the name of keeping things quiet.

Transportation battle vital to Virginia's businesses, AG says

John O'Brien Mar. 7, 2007, 1:28pm

McDonnell WASHINGTON, D.C. - When Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell says his state's transportation system is at a crossroads, in his mind he probably pictures a crowded intersection in need of a few more driving lanes.

High-flying Missouri trial lawyer faces billing fraud charges

Legal News Line Mar. 7, 2007, 6:30am

Ken McClain

Business, AGs growing apart, former Solicitor General says

John O'Brien Mar. 6, 2007, 6:55pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A former legal advisor to President Clinton warned state attorneys general Tuesday that there is a growing problem between them and big businesses.

U.S. Chamber speaks to NAAG

John O'Brien Mar. 6, 2007, 6:14pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Counterfeiting and piracy are becoming larger problems and costing people their jobs, members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told the National Association of Attorneys General Tuesday.

Supreme Court ruling keeps Idaho's water flowing downstream

Legal News Line Mar. 6, 2007, 8:35am

Justice Linda Copple Trout BOISE -- The towns and farmlands of eastern Idaho are safe from being dried-out, for the time being, thanks to a unanimous ruling yesterday by the Idaho Supreme Court.

AG Rowe: Real ID won't work

John O'Brien Mar. 5, 2007, 7:28pm

Maine AG Steven Rowe spoke Monday at the National Association of Attorneys General spring meeting. (Photo by Jason Turner) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe's position on the REAL ID Act of 2005 couldn't have been any clearer Monday during the National Association of Attorneys General spring meeting.