Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company will end its use of cartoons and brand name merchandise and restrict its marketing practice for its tobacco product brands in Maryland following a settlement with state Attorney General Douglas Gansler.
Bullock HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) - Montana customers who abruptly lost service when a Minnesota-based wireless provider went out of business will be reimbursed for their losses, Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has announced.
Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - The Oregon Department of Justice's consumer protection efforts will receive as much as $20,000 following a settlement with an extended warranty seller and its owners, Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has announced.
Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Twenty-two online businesses are being investigated by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo over allegations that they deceptively link unsuspecting consumers, under the guise of discount offers, to fee-based membership programs that charge unauthorized fees.
Hood NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's lawsuit against Zyprexa-maker Eli Lilly & Co. has been dismissed, two months after a federal judge granted the company summary judgment.
Barack Obama (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined an ambitious agenda, vowing to reign in government spending, impose restrictions on Wall Street and continue seeking an overhaul of the nation's health care system despite political obstacles.
McDonnell RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - In response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday night, former Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell told the country that eliminating meritless lawsuits should be a key part of health care reform.
Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has been hit with $5.3 million in civil penalties for violations of Kentucky's Consumer Protection Act, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has announced.
Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - Blue Cross Blue Shield has agreed to a settlement to end improper robo calls and pay North Carolina $95,000 in penalties, state Attorney General Roy Cooper has announced.