SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown has announced a settlement with tax giant H&R Block that prohibits the company from marketing loans against potential tax returns as early tax refunds.
Jay Nixon (D) JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (Legal Newsline)-Outgoing Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon's office in 2008 helped recover $15.5 million in out-of-court settlements for consumers during 2008, officials said.
Harry Reid (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly urged Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to consider appointing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
Mary "Kris" Pickering CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline)-Newly-elected Nevada Supreme Court Justice Mary "Kris" Pickering will be sworn into office today in an installation ceremony at the state Capitol, the court announced.
Al Franken (D) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Legal Newsline)-The Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday helped clear the path for Democrat comedian-turned-politician Al Franken to be become the North Star State's next U.S. senator.
Richard Blumenthal (D) HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) -- Branford, Conn.-based Atlantic Wire Co. has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle allegations that it illegally dumped toxic waste in the Branford River for over two years.
John Kroger (D) SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-John Kroger was sworn in Monday as Oregon's new attorney general, succeeding fellow Democrat Hardy Myers, who led the state Department of Justice since 1996.
Bill Sorrell (D) MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) -- The Vermont has attorney general has mailed letters to some of the largest landlords in Burlington and Rutland to demonstrate compliance with Vermont's lead law.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Nine state attorneys general settled with insurance broker Marsh & McLennan on Monday, resolving four-year-old allegations of bid-rigging for a collective $7 million.
Starcher CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - On his way off the state Supreme Court, former Justice Larry Starcher explained why he feels an Ohio man should be able to file a lawsuit against an Illinois-based insurance company in a West Virginia court.
John Benoit (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Following a California Supreme Court ruling that caused a stir over the role of well-meaning people in an emergency, one California legislator proposed a bill Tuesday that would protect Good Samaritans.
Alan Bates (D) MEDFORD, Ore. (Legal Newsline)- One of the Oregon Legislature's leading advocates for health care reform says he will block tort overhaul legislation that does not protect all physicians in the state from potentially exorbitant malpractice payouts.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-A coalition of 22 state attorneys general asked Congress on Tuesday to loosen U.S. bankruptcy rules so judges can modify home loans to help reduce the tide of home foreclosures.