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Lockyer slaps Fox Rent A Car over GPS snooping

Legal News Line Nov. 15, 2006, 6:02am

Lockyer Rental car firms in California can expect a financial whack if they try to snoop electronically on where their vehicles are being driven.

Soloflex ads draw Oregon fine

Legal News Line Nov. 15, 2006, 4:17pm

Bad vibrations

Brown inherits legal drug problem

Legal News Line Nov. 17, 2006, 3:39am

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--California Attorney General Bill Lockyer recently left yet another state legal-action headache for his successor, Jerry Brown, to remedy.

Merck and physician named in Vioxx suit

Legal News Line Nov. 17, 2006, 6:35am

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.

Court upholds Cashmere Valley Bank decision

Legal News Line Nov. 17, 2006, 12:18pm

Washington Supreme Court Washington borrowers applying to have their loans rescinded under the federal Truth in Lending Act (TLA) won't be allowed to if proceeds were primarily used for business purposes.

Workers' comp language clarified by Oregon court

Legal News Line Nov. 17, 2006, 12:18pm

SALEM, Ore. -- Insurance companies now appear to have more leeway in workers' compensation cases in cases where companies change hands, according to a recent Oregon Supreme Court decision.

McGraw's office says taping citizens in their homes is OK

Steve Korris Nov. 20, 2006, 5:02pm

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.

WV court rules partnership, not partners, own property

Steve Korris Nov. 20, 2006, 5:19pm

West Virginia Court of Appeals CHARLESTON, WV--Where a partnership owns property the partners themselves own nothing, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has declared.

McGraw's Zyprexa case sent to federal court in Brooklyn

Steve Korris Nov. 20, 2006, 5:23pm

BROOKLYN, NY--West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw's lawsuit against drug maker Eli Lilly and Company has landed in federal court at Brooklyn.

Lawyer-funded incumbent says 'you cannot buy a seat' on the bench

Legal News Line Nov. 21, 2006, 10:47am

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.

WV court rules: When in doubt, throw them out

Steve Korris Nov. 21, 2006, 2:10pm

West Virginia Court of Appeals CHARLESTON, WV--Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals have laid down a simple rule for judges choosing jurors: When in doubt, throw them out.

Keller asbestos case will proceed after ruling

Legal News Line Nov. 26, 2006, 5:56am

SALEM--A mechanic's asbestos-related lawsuit against three automotive suppliers was allowed to proceed after the Oregon Supreme Court recently affirmed (SC S52801) a lower court decision.

Lockyer wins settlement in rent-to-own case

Legal News Line Nov. 28, 2006, 5:49am

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.

McKenna settles with software seller

Legal News Line Nov. 30, 2006, 8:34am

SEATTLE -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna announced a settlement in a long-running dispute with New York-based High Falls Media and Roc Telecommunications.

On-line lingerie seller leaves customers hanging

Legal News Line Dec. 5, 2006, 7:53am

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Attorney Jay Nixon claims a St. Louis-area business selling lingerie over the Internet is ripping off customers and wants to close it

Outgoing judge sues Supreme Court

Legal News Line Dec. 5, 2006, 10:59am

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.

Redistricting proposal gives top court the last word

Legal News Line Dec. 6, 2006, 9:27am

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.

California takes stake in Lake Tahoe debate

Legal News Line Dec. 6, 2006, 9:29am

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.

Gates can stay home for now, says plaintiffs' attorney

Legal News Line Dec. 6, 2006, 9:39am

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 panel overturns SC gold mine decision

Legal News Line Dec. 6, 2006, 11:44am

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