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INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill announces start of Wells Fargo consumer redress review program

By Press release submission | Mar 4, 2019

On Dec. 28, 2018, Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws.

Foster children in Indiana allege their rights have been violated

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 28, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – Children currently under the care of Indiana's foster system allege that three counties in the state have violated their constitutional due process and equal protection rights because they were not appointed counsel.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill attends White House celebration of National African American History Month

By Press release submission | Feb 27, 2019

Attorney General Curtis Hill joined President Donald Trump and other leaders on Thursday at a White House reception celebrating National African American History Month.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill reaches $269.2 million settlement with Walgreens over alleged fraud and overbilling

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Indiana has joined the United States, the District of Columbia and other states in settling two qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuits against Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens).

INDIANA SUPREME COURT: State of the Judiciary scheduled for January 16

By Press release submission | Jan 23, 2019

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush addressed the Governor and a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly for the annual State of the Judiciary.

Jeep owner alleges she paid for WS Aftermarket Services contract and later learned vehicle was not eligible

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A Middlesex County, New Jersey woman alleges she paid more than $2,000 for a vehicle service plan for a vehicle and later learned her vehicle was not eligible for coverage.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Hill announces $68 million settlement with UBS for artificially manipulating interest rates

By Press release submission | Dec 28, 2018

Attorney General Curtis Hill announced a $68 million, 40-state settlement with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate).

Indiana SC: If a product is misused, its maker can't be sued for resulting injuries

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio tool manufacturer is not liable for the injuries a man suffered when he misused one of its power tools and eventually lost an eye, the Indiana Supreme Court recently ruled.

Ind. SC rules for FanDuel, DraftKings in lawsuit by college athletes seeking money

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has answered a question submitted to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a case between fantasy sports operators and the use of personalities of former collegiate athletes.

From Pennsylvania Record

Attack on paint industry spreads to Pennsylvania; Sherwin-Williams asks judge for help

By John O'Brien | Nov 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania will be the next battleground in historically hard-fought litigation over lead paint, as private lawyers seeking one-third of possible multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements are teaming with county officials on lawsuits.

Indiana Supreme Court rules in favor of Norfolk Southern Railway over state's blocked crossing regulations

By Charmaine Little | Oct 3, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court affirmed a summary judgement for Norfolk Southern Railway Co. on Sept. 24 after the state of Indiana handed the transportation entity nearly more than 20 blocked-crossing citations.

Bed bug-bitten guest failed to prove Blue Chip Casino's negligence caused injury

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan City, Indiana, hotel guest didn’t offer sufficient evidence that proved the hotel’s negligence led to bed bugs in his room, the Court of Appeals of Indiana decided Aug. 29.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill joins bipartisan group of AGs supporting legislation aimed at curtailing overdoses

By Press release submission | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Curtis Hill this week joined 51 other state and territorial attorneys general in a letter urging Congress to pass legislation aimed at curtailing overdoses caused by use of fentanyl analogues.

Federal judge cuts vaginal mesh punitive award; Woman must take lesser amount or go through new trial

By John Sammon | Aug 15, 2018

HAMMOND, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – An Indiana federal judge on Aug. 8 gave a choice to a woman who won a case that alleged the pelvic mesh device made by Johnson & Johnson caused her severe injury. She could submit to a lesser amount of punitive damages or face a new punitive damages trial, the judge ruled.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill praises another dismissal of a lawsuit targeting fossil-fuel corporations

By Press release submission | Jul 29, 2018

Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that a 15-state coalition led by Indiana has prevailed in its support of a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by New York City against five fossil-fuel companies.

Indiana Disability Rights seeks access to monitor NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals location

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 20, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Indiana independent state agency alleges the operator of three psychiatric hospitals has unlawfully denied it access to an Indianapolis hospital.

Democrat AGs add fourth to latest brief supporting climate change lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jun 12, 2018

New York State's new attorney general, who recently took over when her predecessor resigned following an abuse scandal, has joined three Democratic colleagues in support for New York City’s climate change lawsuit.

States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

From Northern California Record

Lead paint amicus: Slumlords rewarded, low-income tenants stiffed if public nuisance decision stands

By Amanda Robert | Feb 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO - As the Supreme Court of California considers whether to review a ruling that holds major paint companies responsible for remediating lead paint across the state, it will weigh several amicus letters filed by community and business organizations that also request a different outcome in the case.

Wagoner Medical Center alleged to have submitted false Medicaid claims

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 10, 2018

HAMMOND, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – An Indiana medical office is alleged to have submitted thousands of false claims to Indiana Medicaid.

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