Cook County Courthouse Pamela Kavis filed a six-count complaint against Merck & Co., Inc., on Oct. 13 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that the company's drug Vioxx was responsible for the death of her husband, John Kavis. The suit also alleges negligence against the deceased's physician for prescribing the medication.
Washington Supreme Court Washington borrowers applying to have their loans rescinded under the federal Truth in Lending Act (TLA) won't be allowed to if proceeds were primarily used for business purposes.
West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw CHARLESTON, WV--Attorney General Darrell McGraw wants the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to declare that police can secretly tape citizens in their homes.
Justice Carol Hunstein seated at left ATLANTA--A lot of mud was slung and a lot of money was spent to unseat Georgia's presiding chief justice. But in the end Justice Carol Hunstein remains firmly ensconced in the Georgia Supreme Court.
SAN FRANCISCO--Rent-A-Center (RAC) will pay more than $7 million in restitution to thousands of California customers to settle a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bill Lockyer. The company also agreed to reform its business practices.
New Mexico Supreme Court AZTEC, N.M. -- The attorney for outgoing New Mexico Magistrate Judge James Atcitty recently announced that his client is suing the New Mexico Supreme Court, among others, for discrimination.
Schwarzenegger SACRAMENTO - The state's Supreme Court will be the last line of defense under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's current proposal to reform the way California's political boundaries are redrawn.
Bill Lockyer LAKE TAHOE, Nev. -- California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, among others, has weighed in on the pollution impact of a controversial private pier development along the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe that locals fear will increase pollution in the popular tourist destination.
Bill Gates DES MOINES, Iowa -- Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer will not be called to testify during the plaintiffs' presentation in a high-profile $330 million class action lawsuit currently being heard in the Iowa Supreme Court, according to a recent Associated Press report.
Nevada Supreme Court CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A three-member panel of the state's Supreme Court recently erased an April decision by the full Nevada Supreme Court that ruled that the state's Division of Environmental Protection improperly eased water quality regulations on a major gold mine