Rob McKenna (R-Wash.) CHICAGO (Legal Newsline)-Abbott Laboratories and two units of Belgium drugmaker Solvay Pharmaceuticals have agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a multistate lawsuit over their cholesterol-reducing drug TriCor.
SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Jack Landau on Thursday filed papers to run for a seat on the state Supreme Court, making him the first sitting judge to announce a run for the high court.
Jon Bruning (R-Neb.) OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is not planning to join other Republican attorneys general in their possible legal fight against the health care overhaul bill pending in Congress.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Budget cuts to California courts might just be what needs to happen to force judges to address the mass of frivolous lawsuits filed in the state, the American Tort Reform Association said.
Martha Coakley (D) BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Rates for Massachusetts homeowners obtaining insurance from the residual market will be lowered by a .72 percent average statewide, following a settlement announced by Attorney General Martha Coakley.
Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Under fire from more than a dozen state attorneys general, U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska on Thursday said all states -- not just his -- should be able to opt out of increased payments to Medicaid mandated under a federal health care overhaul under debate in Congress.
Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, a U.S. Senate hopeful, has not ruled out joining Republican state attorneys general probing the so-called "Cornhusker Kickback" provision of proposed healthcare reform.
Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Under terms of a settlement announced by Oregon Attorney General John Kroger, a California law firm is prohibited from providing loan modifications in Oregon and is required to pay $28,857.
Martha Coakley (D) BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Monies obtained from the 2009 Fremont Settlement will be used to fund over $1 million in grants for the Abandoned Property Rehabilitation Program, Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced.
Richard Cordray (D-Ohio) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-At least two Democrats on Friday became the first came out against a provision in the federal health care overhaul being debated in Congress that would allow Nebraska to avoid increased Medicaid costs.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has made tort reform part of his five-point economic agenda for his final year in office, but it's unlikely the Republican governor will get the changes he seeks to the state's civil code, political and legal observers said Sunday.