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More Bonusgate indictments could loom

By Chris Amico | Aug 2, 2008

Tom Corbett (R) HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline)--More indictments could be coming in a legislative corruption probe that has so far snared both state representatives and staff working for the House Democratic Caucus, an official told Legal Newsline.

Missouri AG candidates rake in campaign cash

By Chris Amico | Jul 29, 2008

Chris Koster (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.(Legal Newsline)--In the race to succeed Jay Nixon as Missouri's attorney general, Chris Koster has raised and spent more than both his major Democratic competitors, combined, campaign finance reports show.

Missouri AG candidates notch newspaper endorsements

By Chris Amico | Jul 28, 2008

Jeff Harris (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (Legal Newsline)--Democrats Jeff Harris and Margaret Donnelly each picked up endorsements from Missouri's major metro newspapers this week in their race for attorney general.

Fifty applicants for two seats on Fla. Supreme Court

By Chris Amico | Jul 28, 2008

Florida Supreme Court building TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Legal Newsline)--Fifty candidates have applied to fill two upcoming vacancies on Florida's Supreme Court.

Restaurants fight new menu law

By Chris Amico | Jul 14, 2008

Kevin Westlye SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)--A food fight is getting underway over a new law mandating nutrition labels on San Francisco restaurant menus, industry representatives told Legal Newsline.

Brown says city not doing enough to curb greenhouse emissions

By Chris Amico | Jun 28, 2008

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-One California city's general plan has drawn the attention of state Attorney General Jerry Brown, who says it isn't doing enough to fight sprawl and greenhouse gas emissions.

Anheuser-Busch to stop producting alcohol-containing energy drinks

By Chris Amico | Jun 26, 2008

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Legal Newsline)--Anheuser-Busch will stop producing alcoholic energy drinks, ceding to pressure from 11 state attorneys general who said the beverages were targeted at minors, officials announced Thursday.

Brown sues home lender Countrywide

By Chris Amico | Jun 25, 2008

Jerry Brown (D) LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)--Attorney General Jerry Brown joined other states in suing mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp. on Wednesday, accusing the distressed financial giant of misleading borrowers and pushing loans on people who could never afford to repay.

Brown warns CVS over expired medications, baby formula

By Chris Amico | Jun 21, 2008

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown has called on CVS/Pharmacy outlets to pull expired products from their shelves after a state investigation found stores carrying out-of-date baby food and over-the-counter medications.

Critics scoff at Brown's environmental 'leadership'

By Chris Amico | Jun 21, 2008

Jerry Brown (D) LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)--The California Clean Air Coalition recognized state Attorney General Jerry Brown Friday for his efforts to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, but critics told Legal Newsline the award is out of line.

Brown calls on ISPs to block kiddie porn sites

By Chris Amico | Jun 21, 2008

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)--Attorney General Jerry Brown and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are asking Internet service providers to block access to child porn Web sites and newsgroups, and to clear their servers of existing child porn.

Brown sues over toxic soap allegations

By Chris Amico | Jun 11, 2008

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)--Four companies are being targeted by California Attorney General Jerry Brown for allegedly not warning consumers of a potentially cancer-causing chemical in body washes and dish soaps.

Judge blocks seizure of e-bingo machines

By Chris Amico | Jun 6, 2008

Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif.(Legal Newsline)--A federal judge has blocked the California Bureau of Gambling Control from seizing electronic bingo machines, saying doing so would cause irreparable harm to the charities that use the devices for a significant portion of their funding.

California's $3.5 million drug database 'bank vault' safe, says Brown

By Chris Amico | Jun 4, 2008

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)--California will launch a massive online database of prescription drugs aimed at preventing "doctor shopping" and other abuses by both patients and doctors, Attorney General Jerry Brown announced Wednesday.

Calif. Supreme Court denies stay on gay marriage ruling

By Chris Amico | Jun 4, 2008

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)--Same-sex couples in California can legally marry beginning June 17, a divided state supreme court has decided, refusing to grant a stay sought by opponents of gay marriage and 11 state attorneys general.

Charities ask federal court to stop Brown's e-bingo seizure

By Chris Amico | Jun 3, 2008

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)--Two Sacramento-based charities that rely on video bingo for a large chunk of their funding are asking a federal court to halt California Attorney General Jerry Brown's plans to confiscate those machines.

Contractor agrees to $6 million settlement over dirty engines

By Chris Amico | May 23, 2008

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Bridge builder MCM Construction has agreed to a $6 million settlement with California Attorney General Jerry Brown to settle allegations the company used banned portable diesel engines on state-funded projects.

Group: Calif. gay marriage ruling will be 'short-lived'

By Chris Amico | May 16, 2008

Randy Thomasson SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-When gay and lesbian couples in California begin lining up for marriage licenses in mid-June, it will be with the backing of state Attorney General Jerry Brown and Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Brown asked to weigh-in on artificial turf safety

By Chris Amico | May 14, 2008

Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California moved closer to formally warning parents about unsafe chemicals in artificial fields this week.

Brown's crackdown on bingo machines could hurt charities

By Chris Amico | May 13, 2008

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California charities that have used electronic bingo machines for fundraising may see lean times ahead, they told Legal Newsline.

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