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Lynch wants greenhouse gas legislation

John O'Brien Jun. 1, 2007, 1:00pm

Lynch PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch recently expressed his desire for greenhouse gas legislation in a letter to Rep. Peter Ginnait.

Cleanup dispute settled in New York

John O'Brien May 31, 2007, 1:00pm

Cuomo ALBANY, N.Y. - The penalties exceeded the costs 12-fold in a settlement reached Wednesday by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and HSBC Bank USA.

Informercial groups, McCollum reach agreement

John O'Brien May 31, 2007, 1:00pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Advertising groups charged with misrepresenting sponsorships by companies like Microsoft and Home Depot recently settled charges with the Florida Attorney General's office.

ChoicePoint settles with 44 states

John O'Brien May 31, 2007, 12:00pm

Nearly all of the country's state attorneys general will drop civil charges against ChoicePoint that allege it failed to adequately maintain the privacy and security of its consumers' personal information.

Industry lobby lands exacta at attorney-general's 'open' office

Legal News Line May 31, 2007, 8:00am

Greg Overstreet OLYMPIA -- Only two people have held the post of Washington state's open-government ombudsman since its creation in 2005 by Attorney General Rob McKenna.

DHHR response coming in McGraw controversy

John O'Brien May 30, 2007, 5:00pm

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Saying a draft has already been written, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources on Wednesday said the agency will soon respond to a letter from the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

Lewis preparing for AG run, wants McGraw out

John O'Brien May 30, 2007, 4:00pm

Lewis MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - Losing the closest attorney general's race in West Virginia history three years ago may help Hiram Lewis stand out in a crowd of Republican competitors during the 2008 race.

Az. trial lawyers hoping Supreme Court reinstates chain lawsuits

Legal News Line May 30, 2007, 10:00am

Arizona Supreme Court building PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court could shortly overrule a recent product liability decision that had the state's personal injury lawyers howling.

Supreme Court ruling on teacher wages could Show-Me tax rises

Legal News Line May 30, 2007, 6:00am

Chief Justice Michael A. Wolff JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned a 60-year precedent that had prevented public employees from collectively bargaining with the state.

CALA: McGraw jeopardizing poor and disabled

John O'Brien May 29, 2007, 3:00pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - While West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw continues to hand out money, the state's Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse says he may be putting the state's budget in a crunch.

Blumenthal criticizes federal agency

John O'Brien May 29, 2007, 2:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - The Food and Drug Administration is allowing sunscreen makers to falsely label their products, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday.

Another student lender settles with Cuomo

John O'Brien May 29, 2007, 1:00pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Monday reached an agreement with Wells Fargo, meaning he has now settled with the five largest providers of student loans.

Gas stations not culprits on price rises, Ark. AG warns consumers

Legal News Line May 29, 2007, 11:00am

Dustin McDaniel FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Perhaps some state attorneys-general currently fretting over rising gas prices should give Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel a call.

McCollum: Price-fixer must pay

John O'Brien May 25, 2007, 1:00pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For the second time in the past year, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is suing a company that he believes unfairly fixed the price of gasoline.

Kentucky AG race set

John O'Brien May 25, 2007, 1:00pm

FRANKFORT, Ky. - With current Attorney General Greg Stumbo stepping down to pursue another office, Kentucky received its next two candidates for his spot Tuesday.

Stumbo wants gas company attorneys booted from case

John O'Brien May 24, 2007, 2:00pm

Stumbo FRANKFORT, Ky. - Because of a conflict of interest with the Gov. Ernie Fletcher's office, Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo says the law firm defending Marathon Oil in an $89-million price-gouging suit should be disqualified from the case.

Gas companies settle with Miss. AG

John O'Brien May 24, 2007, 2:00pm

Hood JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Thursday announced five companies have settled with his office following an investigation of alleged post-Hurricane Katrina gasoline price-gouging.

Blumenthal sues Best Buy

John O'Brien May 24, 2007, 2:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Its own computers have landed electronics chain Best Buy in trouble with Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

McGraw not fazed by probing, dishes out more money

John O'Brien May 24, 2007, 9:00am

West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw at the opening of a Sesame Street health exhibit he helped to fund. CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Despite promises and a federal investigation, West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw on Wednesday handed out even more of the settlement funds gained in a 2004 agreement with Purdue Pharma.

Pricey Washington Supreme Court race obeyed rules: watchdog

Legal News Line May 24, 2007, 8:00am

Chief Justice Gerry Alexander Less than a week after last year's Washington Supreme Court election spending copped a roasting in a national survey, a state watchdog has given the ballot the all-clear.