News from June 2010

W.Va. justices to reconsider DuPont verdict

By John O'Brien | Jun 1, 2010

Chief Justice Robin Davis CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court are holding a rehearing conference Wednesday to discuss their rulings in a once-$381 million verdict against DuPont.

Judge tells feds to get moving on health care challenge

By John O'Brien | Jun 1, 2010

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Florida is not granting the federal government an extension of time to respond to a challenge to health care reform made by 20 states.

Cordray shuts down fundraiser

By Keith Loria | Jun 1, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has ordered a veterans group to cancel all fundraising activities in the state.

Cuomo sues over debt-collection practices

By Keith Loria | Jun 1, 2010

Cuomo BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that he has filed a lawsuit against the owner of several debt collection companies for allegedly harassing and threatening consumers.

U.S. SC sides with Cordray in federal courts issue

By Nick Rees | Jun 1, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is touting a victory regarding the principles of federalism from the U.S. Supreme Court.

AG McCollum: Obama administration slacking

By John O'Brien | Jun 1, 2010

McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, kept out of a meeting with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the BP oil spill, said Tuesday the federal government's response to the disaster has not been competent.

AG King falls in primary

By John O'Brien | Jun 1, 2010

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King, widely seen as vulnerable in his primary race, lost to Republican challenger Luther Strange Tuesday.

Ryan leaving Ariz. SC

By John O'Brien | Jun 2, 2010

Ryan PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan is retiring from the court.

Judge on W.Va. Medicaid withhold gives up case

By John O'Brien | Jun 2, 2010

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The federal judge who affirmed a withhold of federal Medicaid funds to West Virginia because of a settlement reached by state Attorney General Darrell McGraw has stepped down from a similar, higher-priced case.

Wastewater treater fined $8K

By Keith Loria | Jun 2, 2010

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced on Wednesday that his office has obtained a judgment in a clean water violations lawsuit resulting in $8,000 in fines.

W.Va. SC stays with original opinion in DuPont case

By John O'Brien | Jun 2, 2010

Chief Justice Robin Davis CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court will not second-guess its stance on punitive damages in a once-$381 million case against DuPont.

Study finds New Jersey a tough place for defendants

By John O'Brien | Jun 2, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey and New York are the two states with the highest combination of tort costs and risk, according to a study published by free-market think tank Pacific Research Institute.

N.J. panel quits over justice's booting

By John O'Brien | Jun 2, 2010

Wallace TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to face an assault of criticism over his decision not to retain state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace.

Donovan the choice for N.Y. Republicans

By John O'Brien | Jun 3, 2010

Donovan NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Dan Donovan, Staten Island's district attorney, became the GOP's choice for New York Attorney General Tuesday.

Drug stores turn to Comcast ruling in W.Va. AG's case

By John O'Brien | Jun 3, 2010

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A group of drug stores wants a lawsuit filed by West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw to be heard in federal court, just as his antitrust case against cable provider Comcast is.

Refunds a result of Gansler's consent order

By Keith Loria | Jun 3, 2010

Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced on Thursday that his office has entered into a consent order with a nursing education company banning its continued operation in the state.

Wash. AG defends nuclear waste repository

By Keith Loria | Jun 3, 2010

McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna said Wednesday that his office will continue to battle the federal government's attempt to remove the U.S.'s only Congressionally-approved high-level nuclear waste repository from future consideration.

Ind. AG not on board with Internet gambling

By Keith Loria | Jun 4, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Friday that he opposes current federal bills that have reached Congress seeking to legalize Internet gambling, by licensing gaming operations under federal government control.

Wis. AG settles grain issue

By Keith Loria | Jun 4, 2010

Van Hollen GREEN BAY, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Friday that his office has reached a $100,000 consent judgment with a Brown County grain warehouse keeper and dealer over the state's grain security laws.

Medicare soon to go after liability settlements

By Steve Korris | Jun 4, 2010

WASHINGTON - By finally enforcing a law requiring the reporting of all injury payments, Medicare can begin getting reimbursed for payments made to individuals who later settled liability claims.

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