Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Thursday that he was taking legal action against a bankrupt debt settlement company that withheld funds from its clients.
Rob McKenna (R) SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna on Tuesday challenged proposed electric and gas rate increases by Avista, claiming the request is not justified and that the company may be already charging its customers too much.
Stenehjem BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a motion in federal court on Tuesday looking to dismiss lawsuits filed by the Province of Manitoba and the State of Missouri to stop the Northwest Area Water Supply Project.
John Suthers (R) DENVER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) - In an effort to continue combating deceptive mortgage advertising, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Friday that his office, in conjunction with the Florida AG's office, has reached an agreement to prevent an Englewood-based brokerage firm from engaging in deceptive trade practices.
Tom Corbett HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - James Donahue, III, head of the Pennsylvania attorney general's antitrust section, was named on Friday as the new chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Multistate Antitrust Task Force.
Andrew Cuomo (D) NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo released a comprehensive report Thursday that analyzed 2008 bonuses for the nine banks that received Trouble Asset Relief Program financing from the U.S. government.
McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline)- A New York-based company offering face-to-face solicitors for hire has been charged with not being legally registered to solicit charitable contributions in Washington state.
Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal called for executive compensation reform on Tuesday for utilities that disclosed increased salaries and benefits to top executives even as they sought rate hikes.
Abbott FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the State has resolved its investigation into an Arlington dietary supplements on-line distributor.
Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - As part of his broad investigation into the student loan industry, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that Emerson College has agreed to return $780,000 to students.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced Tuesday that a St. Johnsbury realtor has agreed to a $10,000 settlement in civil penalties for a filing of a false lead paint compliance affidavit.
McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is suing an Ohio collection agency that allegedly has been making unlawful threats to several people in the state.
King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - After a 19-year legal battle, the State of Alabama has prevailed in a lawsuit stopping Georgia from what it says was excessive and unauthorized use of water from Atlanta's Lake Lanier.
Cuomo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that his office is filing charges against a Florida-based marketing company over an alleged deceptive promotion offering free gas.
Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline)- Thanks to a consent agreement from a lawsuit headed by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, more than 11 million cigarettes have been destroyed or shipped out of state.
McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)- Washington's Division One Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a cartoon image included in the Nov. 2007 ad campaign by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Rolling Stone magazine was in violation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.