Kathryn Werdegar SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-The California Supreme Court has slashed the punitive damages award that McKesson Corp. must pay a former employee who said she was harassed in the workplace over her panic attacks and had body odor.
U.S. Supreme Court building WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by a Michigan woman who wants to sue the federal government over claims air traffic controllers acted negligently.
James "Buddy" Caldwell (D) BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline)-The Louisiana State Penitentiary must seek competitive bids to award a contract for livestock and other services for the annual Angola Prison Rodeo, the state attorney general's office said.
Herbert Zarov CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Allowing medical monitoring claims in Illinois would be a risky move if the state Supreme Court ever decides to, a paper recently published in the DePaul University Journal of Health Care Law says.
Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has begun asking major pharmacies for details about their Tamiflu pricing policies as part of an investigation into complaints of erratic and excessive prices for the flu drug.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) - Idaho businesses that were indirect purchasers of vitamins will see refunds following a legal settlement with a group of manufacturers, state Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced.
McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Utility customers who were gouged by Enron's manufactured energy crisis in 2000 and 2001 will see payback this week as Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has sent over $9 million to programs to benefit those customers in his state.
Hood NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Calling Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's lawsuit against Eli Lilly & Co. a "slash-and-burn style of litigation," the federal judge overseeing Zyprexa lawsuits has granted Lilly summary judgment.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Allegations that an interstate natural gas pipeline and a metering station in Dracut, Mass., violated state air quality regulations have led to a settlement between the owner and state Attorney General Martha Coakley.
Bruning LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) - The proposed merger of two infectious waste collection and treatment providers is facing an antitrust suit filed by the State of Nebraska in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
Blankenship CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Faced with his third disappointing decision from the West Virginia Supreme Court, Harman Mining owner Hugh Caperton is asking the court to reconsider its latest.
Corbett HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Members of a suburban Philadelphia gym could be seeing partial refunds as part of a consumer protection settlement filed by state Attorney General Tom Corbett this week.
Milgram TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A Division of Consumer Affairs report released by New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram has recommended new regulations meant to curtail the potential for conflicts of interest between doctors and pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw and a group of prescription drug retailers are debating how the federal law regarding class action lawsuits pertains to actions brought by state attorneys general.
Ted Lieu (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-It would be wrong to ask Americans to come up with more money to qualify for a federally-backed home loan, a California candidate for attorney general said Thursday.
McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has written a letter to his probable opponent in next year's gubernatorial race concerning oversight of the Florida Retirement System.