Maynard CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A former West Virginia Supreme Court employee says the reason he was fired last week is because he is suspected of leaking photographs that might have cost Chief Justice Spike Maynard re-election and that he accused the court administrator of making racial comments in the office.
Martha Coakley (D) BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- Massachusetts Attorney General
Martha Coakley has obtained a preliminary injunction against process
server Stokes & Levin, Inc. for allegedly falsifying the service of
Bill McCollum (R) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) A fraudulent debt elimination scheme in Florida that allegedly victimized more than 2,000 consumers has lead to a $240,000 settlement agreement between the state and two individuals.
Langston OXFORD, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - More than 11 months later to pleading guilty a judicial bribery scheme involving disgraced former plaintiffs lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, fellow attorney Joey Langston was given his sentencing date.
Pickering NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The argument over $14 million in attorneys fees from a $100 million state settlement will be settled in a Mississippi court, and state Auditor Stacey Pickering thinks the decision may come quickly.
Starcher CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Massey Energy's case against the administrative director of the state Supreme Court regarding access to outgoing Justice Larry Starcher's e-mails has been dismissed.
Illinois Supreme Court SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - If the Illinois Supreme Court decides to strike down limits on medical malpractice awards it could mean fewer doctors practicing in the state, sources told Legal Newsline Tuesday.
Barack Obama (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Beleaguered homeowners received a powerful boost when President-elect Barack Obama said confronting the housing crisis will be one of his first orders of business upon taking office in January.
Greg Abbott (R) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-The state's human trafficking laws need to be strengthened so people are not deprived of their basic human rights, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said.
Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The Connecticut General Assembly has appropriated nearly $7 million from funds received through the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement to anti-smoking programs.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- Yogi Berra isn't the spokesman for the state of California, but about the only way to describe the ongoing budget battles is the classic Yogism, "It's deja vu all over again."
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - It looks like a federal judge's suggestion that a group of state attorneys general and a major pharmaceutical company reach a settlement has gone unheeded.