Ashley Stinnett News

McKenna reaches deal with power company

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 26, 2009

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna on Wednesday announced his office has reached a settlement with Portland-based Pacific Power which will reduce the proposed size of electric rates.

AG King set to appeal court ruling

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 24, 2009

Gary King (D) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) - New Mexico Attorney General Gary King on Monday announced his office is preparing an appeal of a recent District Court ruling that exempted two nonprofit groups from state campaign finance law.

AG King set to appeal court ruling

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 24, 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) ' New Mexico Attorney General Gary King on Monday announced his office is preparing an appeal of a recent District Court ruling that exempted two nonprofit groups from state campaign finance law.

McCollum sues foreclosure rescue company

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 21, 2009

McCollum TALALHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on Friday filed a lawsuit against a Kissimmee-based home foreclosure company over allegations it violated the state's Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act.

Madigan sues diet supplement companies

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 21, 2009

Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is suing three acai berry suppliers and one affiliate marketer over allegations the companies violated the state's Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

Zoeller ends six-year oil spill case

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 21, 2009

Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Friday announced a proposed consent decree between the state and Mt. Vernon-based Countrymark Cooperative, LLP, after the company allegedly caused an oil spill six years ago.

Kroger sues e-cigarette company, settles with others

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 20, 2009

Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against a Florida-based "electronic cigarette" company over allegations it targeted children with false health claims.

Coakley reaches agreement with loan modification firm

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 19, 2009

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached an agreement with a Texas-based loan modification firm over allegations of unfair and deceptive lending practices.

Koster files suit against debt collectors

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 19, 2009

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against two debt collectors over allegations the businesses are fraudulently collecting debt.

Cuomo sues debt collection operation

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 18, 2009

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against a Buffalo-based debt collection operation over allegations the organization violated federal and state laws.

Fitch files action against tobacco shop

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 18, 2009

Fitch CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - Acting New Hampshire Attorney General Orville Fitch on Tuesday filed an action against Brookline-based Tobacco Haven, asking the court to recognize the company as a tobacco manufacturer.

Cordray sues bars over smoking ban

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 18, 2009

Cordray COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray on Friday filed lawsuits against two bars over allegations both establishments violated the state's Smoke-free Workplace Act.

Koster sues debt collection firm

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 15, 2009

Chris Koster (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) ' Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a Kansas City debt collection company over allegations of mortgage fraud.

AG Swanson sues chiropractic clinic

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 14, 2009

Lori Swanson (D) MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a chiropractic clinic over allegations the company enrolled patients in health care credits without their consent.

Six: Lion's Den case is closed

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 14, 2009

Steve Six (D) TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six on Thursday announced his office will not seek an appeal to a recent court decision in the Lion's Den lawsuit against the state.

Court rules state can impose $700,000 in penalties

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 14, 2009

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A New Jersey Superior Court of Appeals has ruled a $700,000 fine against a waste disposal plant was not excessive.

Madigan reaches settlements with construction firms

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 12, 2009

Lisa Madigan (D) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has reached a settlement with five Chicago-based construction firms over allegations the companies violated the state's Employee Classification Act.

Colo. AG's investigation leads to refunds

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 12, 2009

John Suthers (R) DENVER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Tuesday that examinations into consumer credit compliance has returned more than $1.8 million to taxpayers.

AG Cooper sues cemetery companies

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 12, 2009

Bob Cooper (D) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper has filed a lawsuit against two Nashville cemetery companies over allegations they failed to deliver goods or provide refunds to customers.

Cox secures $160 million savings for consumers

By Ashley Stinnett | Aug 11, 2009

Mike Cox (R) LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has secured $160 million in savings for state residents, as a result of stopping a rate hike request by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan program.

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