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Arizona AG to hunt with pack on subprime meltdowns

Legal News Line Oct. 1, 2007, 9:00am

Terry Goddard PHOENIX -- There's good news and bad news out west on two key finance-scandal issues, according to state attorneys general.

Miss. Dems back AG Hood against call for sunshine

John O'Brien Oct. 1, 2007, 1:00pm

Hood JACKSON, Miss. - First, Mississippi's Democrats shielded Attorney General Jim Hood against the Republicans latest attack on him. Then, they went on the offensive.

McCollum, Gansler take action against proposed gambling law

John O'Brien Oct. 1, 2007, 2:00pm

Gansler BALTIMORE - Two state attorneys general say pending Internet gambling legislation will undermine their states' authority to regulate the industry.

Dann says hospital talks will continue

John O'Brien Oct. 1, 2007, 2:54pm

Dann CINCINNATI - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says those involved with the possible breakup of a group of hospitals have not met a self-imposed deadline for agreement, but they will not stop negotiating.

McKenna gets call as fans fight Sonics owners over move

Legal News Line Oct. 2, 2007, 5:11am

Kevin Durant OLYMPIA -- Pro basketball fans intend pulling Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna onto mid-court in their ongoing legal battle with the new owners of the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics and WNBA's Seattle Storm.

Opinions of Supreme Court linked to party politics: poll

Legal News Line Oct. 2, 2007, 8:49am

U.S. Supreme Court WASHINGTON, DC -- Barely half of Americans approve of how the United States Supreme Court (USSC) is doing its job, according to a recent opinion poll released the day after the Court's fall session began.

Report: Dann following teachers' lead

John O'Brien Oct. 2, 2007, 3:00pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann was merely following the suggestion of a teachers union when he decided to sue several allegedly underperforming charter schools, a report in Tuesday's Columbus Dispatch argues.

State Farm settles case in Fla.

John O'Brien Oct. 2, 2007, 4:00pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - State Farm Insurance and the State of Florida reached a $46 million settlement Tuesday that ends allegations State Farm unfairly treated its policyholders.

Maine Gov.'s nominee aces interviews, joins Supreme Ct.

Legal News Line Oct. 4, 2007, 2:58am

Maine Superior Court AUGUSTA -- A former Maine Superior Court judge who has worked her way up through the state's judicial ranks has now joined its highest bench.

Colo. miners dispute Suthers' logic on coal-tax changes

Legal News Line Oct. 4, 2007, 9:00am

John Suthers DENVER -- Colorado's powerful coal lobby is trying to stop the unfreezing of a coal tax rate that was supported in summer by Attorney General John Suthers.

Business group wants McGraw money given to Workers' Comp

John O'Brien Oct. 4, 2007, 12:33pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The federal government isn't the only one demanding money from West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw's controversial OxyContin settlement.

CALA: Starcher again an embarrassment

John O'Brien Oct. 4, 2007, 12:39pm

Starcher CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Citing his long history of creating headlines from behind the bench that began in a high-profile rape case almost 14 years ago, a West Virginia legal watchdog group on Wednesday called for the resignation of state Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher.

Blumenthal celebrating Internet TV ruling

John O'Brien Oct. 4, 2007, 4:23pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - A federal judge decided Tuesday that she will not reconsider her July ruling that requires AT&T's budding Internet television service be regulated like cable TV.

Justice Starcher has nothing to add in recusal controversy

John O'Brien Oct. 5, 2007, 2:20pm

Starcher CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Larry Starcher has again refused to step down from a pending case Friday, filing his second response to motions submitted by an airline company.

Missouri AG won't campaign on state dime - UPDATE

Legal News Line Oct. 9, 2007, 6:54am

Jay Nixon JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri Attorney General and 2008 gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon has backtracked on his use of state-funded cars and security detail to attend his own campaign rallies.

Reinsurance broker sued by Blumenthal

John O'Brien Oct. 9, 2007, 2:33pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - One of the world's largest reinsurance brokers has been violating antitrust laws by fixing prices and manipulating markets for nearly 50 years, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is alleging.

Report: Dann replaced counsel with Democratic contributors

John O'Brien Oct. 9, 2007, 3:20pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann's decision to change the lead counsel on a fraud lawsuit against Fannie Mae was the subject of a report in Monday's Wall Street Journal.

Power provider settles with states, feds

John O'Brien Oct. 9, 2007, 3:45pm

Coakley BOSTON - In a settlement considered the largest over allegations of violations of the federal New Source Review Program brought against a major power producer, American Electric Power resolved claims that it illegally refurbished its power plants.

Stumbo, trial lawyer suing OxyContin maker

John O'Brien Oct. 10, 2007, 2:57pm

Stumbo PIKEVILLE, Ky. - The Commonwealth of Kentucky became the latest to jump on prescription drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma, filing a lawsuit Friday over the company's controversial painkiller OxyContin.

McGraw finds, sues home improvement business

John O'Brien Oct. 10, 2007, 3:43pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Changing its name didn't stop one Kanawha County business from being sued by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw.