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Former University of Chicago employee alleges she was fired in retaliation, files False Claims Act lawsuit

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 21, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A woman alleges a Chicago university terminated her from her position as an executive administrator after more than 30 years of employment because her objection to participate in an alleged scheme.

Simmons Foundation gave $2.5M to Columbia Univ. over four years; Simmons firm received 26 asbestos referrals over same period

By Legal News Line | Dec 1, 2015

Asbestos lawyer John Simmons stands to make millions more on referrals from Dr. Robert Taub than Simmons' foundation gave Taub’s clinic.

Windy City residents giving to Texas gubernatorial candidate's campaign

By David Yates | Apr 30, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - From renowned authors to trial lawyers, Chicago residents are filling the campaign coffers of Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

Sen. Warren slams U.S. SC for being too far right, business-friendly

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 10, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren this weekend slammed the U.S. Supreme Court for being too far right and too often siding with corporate America.

New ABA president pledges to work on legal jobs, access to justice

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 14, 2013

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) -- James Silkenat, a partner in the New York office of Sullivan & Worcester, took office Tuesday as president of the American Bar Association.

Lawyer for plaintiffs in BP case known as a Renaissance man in legal community

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 9, 2013

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Samuel Issacharoff, the New York University School of Law professor who is representing a group of class action plaintiffs against oil giant BP, often is described as a Renaissance man.

Maryland AG files antitrust action against ACC

By Bryan Cohen | Jan 23, 2013

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced two legal actions Friday to make sure Maryland courts hear and decide if the Atlantic Coast Conference violated antitrust laws.

Mo. commission picks circuit judge, two attorneys for SC opening

By John O'Brien | Oct 11, 2012

Teitelman JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission has selected its nominees to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

Former Goldman board member convicted of insider trading

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jun 18, 2012

Gupta NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Rajat Gupta, a former board member of Goldman Sachs, was convicted on four counts of insider trading Friday in federal court in Manhattan.

Vermont gov appoints counsel to supreme court

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 24, 2011

Shumlin MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin last week appointed attorney Beth Robinson to serve on the state's Supreme Court.

McKenna begins gov campaign with speech

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 9, 2011

McKenna BELLEVUE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna launched his campaign for governor Wednesday night.

Ban on atrazine would stagger agriculture, experts say

By Justin Anderson | Jul 16, 2010

Frank Critics of the federal Environmental Protection Agency's ongoing re-review of the commonly used pesticide atrazine and pending lawsuits against its makers say the potential ramifications could be staggering if the pesticide was ever banned.

Ill. settlement will benefit eight not-for-profits

By Keith Loria | Jun 29, 2010

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Tuesday that she has reached a $5,135,000 million settlement with a medical center over alleged violations of hospital licensing regulations.

Obama expected to nominate Kagan to Supreme Court

By Chris Rizo | May 10, 2010

Elena Kagan WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-President Barack Obama later today is widely expected to announce his nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tort reform 'godfather' moves to the Cato Institute; Class-action crusader joins Manhattan Institute

By Chris Rizo | May 6, 2010

Walter Olson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Walter Olson, a noted legal scholar and one of the nation's leading critics of lawsuit abuse, this week joined the Cato Institute, serving as a senior fellow at the libertarian think tank.

AG Tom Miller lands in GOP crosshairs

By Chris Rizo | Mar 15, 2010

Tom Miller (D) DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline)-Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has found himself in the Republican Party's crosshairs, with the GOP trying hard this year to unseat the longtime Democratic stalwart.

National conservative leaders rally behind Eastman

By Chris Rizo | Feb 22, 2010

John Eastman (R) LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-Jack Pitney, a leading authority on California politics, had it right last month when he foretold that Republican state attorney general hopeful John Eastman's candidacy would attract support from leaders of the nation's conservative movement.

Calif. AG hopeful vows to target public employee pension increases

By Chris Rizo | Feb 12, 2010

John Eastman (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)- Retroactive pension increases paid to some retired public employees in California are unconstitutional, a Republican candidate for state attorney general says.

Republican seeks to challenge longtime Iowa AG

By Chris Rizo | Feb 11, 2010

Brenna Findley (R) DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline)-Republican Brenna Findley says it is time for Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller to find another job, decrying his seven terms as the state's chief legal officer.

Calif. AG candidate takes aim at public employee pensions

By Chris Rizo | Feb 8, 2010

John Eastman (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)- Retroactive pension increases paid to some retired public employees in California are unconstitutional, a Republican candidate for state attorney general said Monday.

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