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Dann files pile of environmental cases

John O'Brien Jul. 31, 2007, 2:47pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann announced last week that during his first six months in office he has filed nearly 60 cases against alleged violators of environmental laws.

Concrete company pleads out, settles

John O'Brien Jul. 31, 2007, 2:28pm

BOSTON - The Big Dig is digging a big hole in the pockets of a couple of companies.

IL budget stalemate could mean no check for AG workers next week

Legal News Line Jul. 31, 2007, 9:45am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan isn't about to let a little thing like a budget impasse grind the gears of the government's legal work.

Lynch warns health care companies

John O'Brien Jul. 30, 2007, 3:17pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Two health care giants in Rhode Island received a reminder Friday that their proposed merger is anything but a done deal.

Scruggs apparently not in the clear yet

John O'Brien Jul. 30, 2007, 1:50pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Apparently unhappy that his advice went unheeded, federal judge William Acker showed Friday that he isn't ready to give up on prosecuting nationally known trial lawyer Richard Scruggs for contempt.

Maryland AG changes finance company's practices

John O'Brien Jul. 30, 2007, 1:47pm

Gansler BALTIMORE - A recent settlement with Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler's office forces AmeriCredit Financial Services to stop collecting on certain conditions of their loans.

Supreme Court ruling lowers liability bar for Nebraska companies

Legal News Line Jul. 30, 2007, 10:10am

Justice Kenneth C. Stephan LINCOLN -- The family of an electrical worker killed on the job in Omaha can sue two private companies but not the public utility in the case, a split Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Bed bug bite suit alleges 'embarrassing' injury

Legal News Line Jul. 30, 2007, 9:52am

A New York woman who allegedly suffered bed–bug bites during her stay at a Hilton hotel in Ohio has sued the corporation for more than $5 million in a case currently proceeding in the Southern District of New York.

Insurer must cover Washington dentist's practical-joke suit, SC rules

Legal News Line Jul. 30, 2007, 9:25am

Washington Supreme Court OLYMPIA -- Judging from the reaction to a recent Washington Supreme Court split opinion, a practical-joking dentist may have tricked more than just his former assistant.

Illinois Gov. gets own lawyer after AG bails on Fed. subpoena cases

Legal News Line Jul. 30, 2007, 9:00am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan at last saw which way the wind was blowing in her battle with Gov. Rod Blagojevich over representing in him in two controversial disclosure cases.

Scruggs won't be prosecuted for contempt

John O'Brien Jul. 27, 2007, 11:22am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Despite a federal judge's request to do so, the U.S. attorney in Birmingham will not charge well-known trial lawyer Richard Scruggs with contempt over his handling of confidential documents.

Birmingham Water Works will not be sold to City

John O'Brien Jul. 27, 2007, 11:00am

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Attorney General Troy King is happy that there will be no more litigation over the selling of a water system in the Birmingham area.

City can define 'family' to support zoning restrictions: Iowa SC

Legal News Line Jul. 27, 2007, 7:11am

Justice David S. Wiggins DES MOINES -- A city zoning ordinance that prevents multi-family dwellings in some neighborhoods does not breach the Equal Protection clause, a split Iowa Supreme Court ruled today.

Cox celebrating expected rate reduction

John O'Brien Jul. 26, 2007, 3:52pm

LANSING, Mich. - An order from the Michigan Public Service Commission should reduce statewide utility rates by more than $100 million in the near future, Attorney General Mike Cox said Thursday.

Federal bill will infringe on Ct. laws, Blumenthal complains

John O'Brien Jul. 26, 2007, 2:33pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal would like to see a U.S. Senate mental health bill fail because he thinks it will dilute the effect Connecticut's laws can have.

Ohio SC: Experts don't lose status because defense stalled

John O'Brien Jul. 26, 2007, 1:42pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Medical experts who no longer spend more than half their time to active clinical practice may still testify as experts when the other side is guilty of stalling, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday.

CALA: McGraw staged media blitz in Eastern Panhandle

John O'Brien Jul. 26, 2007, 9:40am

McGraw MARTINSBURG - Attorney General Darrell McGraw's ever-increasing presence in the state's Eastern Panhandle was the subject of a watchdog organization's speech Thursday.

Texas lottery commission might run raffles if AG Abbott gives nod

Legal News Line Jul. 26, 2007, 8:57am

Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is currently mulling whether Texans could soon play a type of lottery more often seen at social fund-raisers.

Texas AG strong-arms guards' union over border workers' contracts

Legal News Line Jul. 25, 2007, 10:15am

Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott yesterday filed suits in two cities against the union covering security guards and companies supplying immigration and customs workers.

Woman sues McDonald's over chair collapse

Legal News Line Jul. 25, 2007, 10:12am

CHICAGO -- A Chicago woman who fell to the floor when her chair at McDonald's broke has sued McDonald's and the manufacturer of the chair in a complaint filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.