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Tennessee alleges it incurred at least $225,000 in response costs over site previously owned by Phillips 66, others

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 12, 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The state of Tennessee is seeking reimbursement of several hundred thousand dollars it alleges was incurred in response to environmental hazards at a Knoxville site.

OXY USA to pay $40 million for water treatment system in deal with DOJ and EPA

By Legal News Line | Apr 26, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – OXY USA Inc., a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Co., will work to clean up a contaminated water site at the Ocoee River in Tennessee, The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced.

Tenn. high court justice to retire in fall

By Jessica Karmasek | Jul 27, 2015

Justice Gary Wade's replacement will appointed by governor, confirmed by state legislature

Nursing home to pay $2.7M for False Claims Act violations

By Stephanie Ostrowski | Mar 25, 2013

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - A nursing home manager and its affiliate have agreed to pay $2.7 million with interest to resolve allegations for violating the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting or causing submission to the Medical and TennCare/Medicaid programs.

Judge short-circuits electronics seller

By Keith Loria | May 17, 2010

Cooper NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - A court injunction has been issued at Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper's request against an electronics seller that will require the company to set aside $200,000 in a court account to pay for remedies.

Tennessee AG warns against pending state health care bill

By Chris Rizo | Apr 6, 2010

Robert Cooper (D) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline)-Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper said Tuesday that state lawmakers' effort to sidestep the national health care overhaul may be preempted by federal law and thus be unconstitutional.

Tenn. AG files suit against 'notario publico'

By Nick Rees | Feb 25, 2010

Cooper NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - A woman and her business are facing a lawsuit filed by Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper for using allegedly misleading advertisements to promote the sale of "international driver's licenses."

U.S. SC sinks AG Hood's water suit

By John O'Brien | Jan 25, 2010

Hood WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal brought by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood over a groundwater suit against the city of Memphis.

Judge sides with Tenn. AG

By Nick Rees | Jan 11, 2010

Cooper NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - Thousands of consumers have moved another step closer to obtaining refunds from an online computer seller and liquidator that a judge says misrepresented its products, Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper has announced.

Hood's attorneys giving water suit another try

By John O'Brien | Dec 4, 2008

Barrett NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Outside counsel hired by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood are trying to breathe new life into a dispute with the City of Memphis over allegedly stolen groundwater.

Judge sinks Hood's water suit

By John O'Brien | Feb 5, 2008

Barrett ABERDEEN, Miss. - A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that was filed by the State of Mississippi and was being handled by a campaign contributor to state Attorney General Jim Hood.

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