News from June 2009

Va. GOP nominates Cuccinelli for AG

By John O'Brien | Jun 1, 2009

Cuccinelli RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli earned the Republican nomination for Virginia's attorney general post Saturday and will attempt to keep the GOP's hold on the office.

Blumenthal: DPUC's actions inexplicable, illogical

By John O'Brien | Jun 1, 2009

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal plans to seek legal action reversing a state regulatory agency's decision regarding AT&T.

Federal judge sides with Eli Lilly in woman's death

By John O'Brien | Jun 1, 2009

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A patient who suffered a diabetes-related death would not have stopped using Eli Lilly & Co.'s antipsychotic drug Zyprexa if the company had increased the warnings on its label, a federal judge recently ruled.

Home foreclosure consultants warned to register with AG's office

By Chris Rizo | Jun 1, 2009

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)- California home foreclosure consultants must register with the state attorney general's office and post a $100,000 bond by July 1.

McGraw helps consumers collect gas prize

By Keith Loria | Jun 1, 2009

Darrell McGraw (D) CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has reached an agreement with a local car dealership over prize compensation from a 2008 promotion.

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear patent case

By Chris Rizo | Jun 1, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court building WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether patent protections for methods of doing business should be expanded.

Milgram sues ticket vendors

By Ashley Stinnett | Jun 1, 2009

Anne Milgram (D) Newark, N.J.(Legal Newsline)-New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram is seeking legal action against five ticket vendors for allegedly violating the state's Consumer Fraud Act.

Ohio AG hopes for speedy GM reorganization

By Chris Rizo | Jun 1, 2009

Richard Cordray (D) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray on Monday said he is hopeful that General Motors Corp. is able to swiftly reorganize under federal bankruptcy protections.

Challenge to N.Y. ballast water restrictions denied‏

By Nick Rees | Jun 1, 2009

Andrew Cuomo (D) ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A potential challenge to restrictions put on the dumping of ballast water by large commercial ships has been dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court, the state's attorney general said.

The Libby verdict: Did the judge play favorites?

By Aricka Flowers | Jun 2, 2009

Uhlmann The acquital of W.R. Grace in Libby, Mt., brought cheers among asbestos defendants who for decades have had little to celebrate in courtrooms across the country.

Blumenthal not completely happy with Chrysler sale

By John O'Brien | Jun 2, 2009

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says Italian automaker Fiat must answer for any products liability claim against Chrysler.

South Carolina stimulus issue to be decided by state SC

By John O'Brien | Jun 2, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) - The South Carolina Supreme Court will determine if Gov. Mark Sanford must bow to the General Assembly and accept nearly $700 million in federal stimulus funds.

Injury lawyers step up in GM after getting shot down in Chrysler

By Steve Korris | Jun 4, 2009

NEW YORK CITY - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur Gonzalez peeled personal injury lawyers off New Chrysler on May 31, ruling that Italian automaker Fiat can buy old Chrysler's assets free and clear of tort claims.

Poultry companies object to AG settlement

By Chris Rizo | Jun 4, 2009

Drew Edmondson (D) TULSA, Okla. (Legal Newsline) - A group of poultry companies being sued by the Oklahoma attorney general are objecting to a proposed settlement that would remove one company from the lawsuit over water contamination.

Poll: Brown leads Democratic race for Calif. governor

By Chris Rizo | Jun 4, 2009

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown leads the Democratic race for governor, a poll indicates.

Texas AG sues BP over environmental violations

By Chris Rizo | Jun 4, 2009

Greg Abbott (R) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-The Texas attorney general has charged BP Products North America Inc. with violating state health, safety and environmental protection laws, his office said Thursday.

Democrat enters race for Fla. AG

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2009

Aronberg TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A state senator who was critical of an advertising commercial contract given by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum will try to become McCollum's successor next year.

Va. SC justice may be headed for spot on federal appeals court

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2009

RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - Virginia's Democratic Senators have picked a state Supreme Court justice as their choice to fill a vacancy on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

S.C.'s top court to Gov. Sanford: Take the money

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford must request $700 million in federal stimulus funds because the Legislature told him to, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Legislative panel to examine mortgage collapse

By Chris Rizo | Jun 5, 2009

Pedro Nava (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)- State assemblyman and candidate for California attorney general Pedro Nava will hold a legislative hearing Monday to examine the role of accounting firms in the collapse of mortgage lending.

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