News from April 2007

AG Carter lawsuit results in 33K in violations

By John O'Brien | Apr 2, 2007

Carter INDIANAPOLIS - A credit organization will have to pay nearly $35,000 as the result of a lawsuit filed against it by Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter, though only $772 will be used as restitution.

Dann, EPA file more charges against landfill operator and recycling center

By John O'Brien | Apr 2, 2007

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says two companies that own and operate a landfill refuse to abide by court orders.

States win global warming suit against EPA

By John O'Brien | Apr 2, 2007

Coakley BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is one of 12 attorneys general celebrating a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will require the Bush administration re-examine regulation of carbon dioxide emission from cars.

Defense disputes consumer giant's award in 'urban-myth' lawsuit

By Legal News Line | Apr 3, 2007

P&G's controversial logo A contentious high-stakes Utah case that's become known as the "satanic-rumor suit" is having a devil of a job getting resolved.

D.C. Court: Jury forgot about pain and suffering

By John O'Brien | Apr 3, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A woman who sued a nursing facility on behalf of her mother will receive a new damages trial that will earn her pain-and-suffering money, the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals recently decided.

Suit against AG Gansler took too long, Maryland Court says

By John O'Brien | Apr 3, 2007

Gansler ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland's Court of Appeals decided recently that it didn't matter if Attorney General Douglas Gansler didn't meet the requirements for the office since the lawsuit challenging him was filed too late.

IIGA must cover lost wages in medmal case

By John O'Brien | Apr 3, 2007

Boehm INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's Supreme Court recently decided that a policyholder from a failed insurance company may recover from the Indiana Insurance Guaranty Association for lost wages of a deceased claimant up to the point of payment.

AG McGraw shuts down site, sues spa

By John O'Brien | Apr 3, 2007

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has shut down an Internet site that promises television programming for a monthly fee, citing several complaints from his Consumer Protection Division.

McCollum tops pyramid scheme

By John O'Brien | Apr 4, 2007

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - An investigation by the Florida Attorney General's office that had already led to eight convictions produced a $1.6 million judgment Wednesday.

Blumenthal praises proposed "little cigar" regulations

By John O'Brien | Apr 4, 2007

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is pleased with recently proposed federal rule changes that would prohibit cigarette manufacturers from calling their product "little cigars."

Cal. Court ruling could spell end for lead-paint lawsuits

By Legal News Line | Apr 5, 2007

Judge Jack Komar Paint manufacturers won a major victory yesterday when a California Superior Court ruled that a county cannot hire outside attorneys on contingency when suing for damages for lead-paint removal.

Transportation bill passed in Virginia

By John O'Brien | Apr 5, 2007

McDonnell RICHMOND, Va. - A transportation bill backed by Attorney General Bob McDonnell was passed late Wednesday by Virginia's General Assembly.

Fla. SC won't answer punitive damages question in sexual harassment case

By John O'Brien | Apr 5, 2007

Pariente TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Claiming jurisdiction was carelessly granted to do so, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday decided that it would not answer a certified question regarding an employer's liability for punitive damages.

Scruggs attacking Insurance Commissioner Dale

By John O'Brien | Apr 5, 2007

Richard Scruggs' attack ad on Insurance Commissioner George Dale A prominent plaintiffs attorney with ties to the Mississippi Attorney General's office recently took out a full-page ad in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger depicting state Insurance Commissioner George Dale as a pig wearing lipstick.

Blumenthal allowed to back Berlin in court

By John O'Brien | Apr 5, 2007

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - After filing a brief in the Town of Berlin's lawsuit against a sex-themed shop, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday discovered that he will be permitted

Dann to receive boxes of Marsh & McLennan information

By John O'Brien | Apr 6, 2007

Dann CLEVELAND - Insurance brokerage Marsh & McLennan will turn over 614 boxes of subpoenaed information to Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann by the end of the month after signing a stipulated order.

Pair of Ohio tort reform cases set for argument on same day

By John O'Brien | Apr 9, 2007

COLUMBUS - May 1 may be an important -- and crowded -- day in the Ohio Supreme Court.

Dann drawing criticism for lead paint suit

By John O'Brien | Apr 9, 2007

Dann COLUMBUS - Being labeled an activist doesn't necessarily bother Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, though his activity has bothered several.

Nebraskans tell Supreme Court term limits violate Constitutional rights

By Legal News Line | Apr 10, 2007

state Sen. Ernie Chambers LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Supreme Court last week began hearing a term-limits challenge that some California lawmakers would dearly loved to see repeated in their state.

Ziegler faces anxious months before taking Supreme Court seat

By Legal News Line | Apr 10, 2007

Justice Ziegler addresses a recent news conference MADISON -- Annette Ziegler's recent election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court hasn't shielded her from a possible state ethics probe.

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