King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King is upset with new demands made by the federal Medicaid agency seeking to claim what it feels is its share of funds recovered from legal actions against pharmaceutical companies.
Abbott HOUSTON, Tex. (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Thursday that small-business owners in Texas will benefit from his settlement with the credit company that purchased a now-defunct company.
Coakley WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will argue before the United States Supreme Court Monday in a case over drug analysis certificates and a defendant's right to confront his accuser.
Jack Kyser SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)--It's been called a bailout and a boondoggle, a market correction and a rescue plan, a savior and a swindle. But the impact of the recent $700 million given by Congress to strengthen the country's lending institutions remains completely unclear, leading financial analysts say.
Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - A home-building company will pay $925,000 in restitution to consumers who had their contracts canceled as a result of a settlement engineered by Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled the state's Check-Cashers Act of 1999 was unconstitutional because of the triple-digit interest rates it allowed lenders to charge consumers.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - A court-ordered audit of an insurance brokerage firm in Massachusetts has resulted in an additional $410,000 for customers and the Commonwealth, Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, said Friday.
DiTrapano ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - The Georgia Supreme Court recently disbarred an attorney whose former firm represented the State of West Virginia in litigation against the manufacturer of the prescription painkiller OxyContin.
Oakland, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - Just a month ago, when the terms of the largest settlement in home mortgage history were announced, many hailed the settlement as the first significant step to providing needed relief to homeowners buried in rising interest rates and declining property value.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Citigroup became the latest financial giant to take measures designed to assist troubled homeowners in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure, according to published reports.
Kamala Harris SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-When San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris announced her intention to run for state attorney general in 2010 on Wednesday, it came with a caveat that she'll only run if current Attorney General Jerry Brown does not, thus becoming yet another Democratic Party domino waiting to fall in what may be a major California shake-up in 2010
Gerry Spence SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-Being a trial lawyer is the noblest profession in America, some 500 lawyers who gathered here for the annual Consumer Attorneys of California convention heard from one of the nation's most famed plaintiffs' attorneys.
Max Baucus (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Reigning in skyrocketing medical costs and enacting health care reform ought to be a priority for President-elect Barack Obama and the next Congress, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance said.
McDaniel LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - The landmark tobacco settlement of 1998 is good for both the participating states and the tobacco companies that got in on the ground floor, a lawsuit recently filed by the sixth-largest tobacco company in the country says.