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Texas SC: Landowner cannot seek damages from subsurface trespass

Nathan Hecht AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-Even if a landowner holds a claim to minerals or water below his property, he cannot seek damages from subsurface trespass, the Texas Supreme Court ruled last week.

Mich. AG calls Biden 'insider windbag'

Mike Cox (R) ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline)-Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox on Monday took aim at Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's positions on Iraq and domestic oil drilling.

August not a good month for Internet travel company

WOOD RIVER, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-August was not a good month for an Internet-based travel business that critics, including two state attorneys general, say is nothing more than a glorified pyramid scheme.

Washington court rules against arbitration clause

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-AT&T Corp. cannot force a customer to resolve a dispute through arbitration, the Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously late last week.

Tort reform group hosts Brown fundraiser

John Sullivan SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-With Attorney General Jerry Brown, a political maverick for more than 30 years, things aren't often what they might seem.

Missouri AG warns against anonymous robo-calls

Jay Nixon (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-Political campaigns in Missouri have been warned not to make pre-recorded calls to voters that lack identifying information.

McCollum, iMergent settle

McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - An eServices provider on Tuesday continued to settle litigation against it, reaching an agreement with Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.

County judge to announce run for Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan Supreme Court building LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) -A Wayne County Circuit Court judge is to announce today that she is running for a seat on the Michigan Supreme Court.

Brown joins fight over Orange County deputies' pensions

Jerry Brown (D) SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Attorney General Jerry Brown will seek permission from a judge to file a legal brief that would protect an Orange County deputy sheriffs' pension plan from attempts to alter it by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Hood, Caldwell: Buyers beware after hurricane

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - After his first major hurricane as Mississippi's Attorney General, Jim Hood quickly filed suit against five insurance companies.

New Mexico AG sues over counterfeit Indian jewelry

Gary King (D) SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline)-The New Mexico attorney general Tuesday sued two retailers for allegedly selling counterfeit Indian jewelry.

Wills moving from Ark. AG's office to Supreme Court

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has picked a former aide to become the state's next Supreme Court justice.

Missouri AG candidates rake in cash after limits lifted

Mike Gibbons (R) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-Missouri Republican candidate for attorney general Mike Gibbons has benefited significantly since the state lifted its limits on campaign contributions late last week.

Gansler fights securities fraud in criminal, civil courts

Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler's criminal and civil cases against a financial group have succeeded, and investors will get more than $2 million back.

Assistant Ohio AG appeals eminent domain jury verdict

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) -- An assistant Ohio attorney general argued recently that the standard of measurement for damages in an eminent domain case is the value of the land taken by the government, not sales lost due to the taking.

Ohio AG partners with FBI on raid on pharmacy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) -- When FBI and other government agents raided an Ohio pharmacy on suspicion of health care fraud, they did so with the help of the Ohio Attorney General's office.

Calif. AG files suit against turf manufacturers

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)--California Attorney General Jerry Brown has filed suit against three manufacturers of artificial turf in the hopes of forcing the companies to make public the allegedly dangerous levels of lead in their products.

Nevada AG tapped to help Obama capture Latino vote

Catherine Cortez Masto (D) LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline)-Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is among a handful of influential Latinos tapped to rally support for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, a spokeswoman told Legal Newsline.

Michigan SC hears controversial ballot measure case

Michigan Supreme Court building LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline)-- The Michigan Supreme Court heard an appeal Wednesday from proponents of a proposed ballot measure that would cut judges' salaries and reduce the number of top-level jurists and trim the size of the state Legislature.

Missouri court decision 'encourages' forum shopping

Mark Behrens JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-Missouri's already mediocre legal and business climates could be further threatened by a recent state Supreme Court decision, a leading court observer told Legal Newsline.