News from October 2010

Feds, states reach settlement with drug maker

By Keith Loria | Oct 1, 2010

McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna announced on Wednesday that several states and the federal government have reached a $3.2 million settlement with a drug manufacturer that allegedly illegally marketed three drugs.

Wyo. SC rules man's hernia a work-related injury

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 1, 2010

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Legal Newsline) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned the decision of a lower court that denied medical benefits to a man whose spinal cord simulator caused a hernia.

Governor, NRA pick Six in Kansas

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 1, 2010

Six TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas attorney general candidates Steve Six and Derek Schmidt each picked up notable endorsements this week.

Former N.J. AG to head port authority

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 1, 2010

Samson TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced on Thursday he would nominate a former state attorney general to be chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Paladino threatens Post editor

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 1, 2010

Paladino NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino assailed a New York Post editor for the newspaper's coverage of the daughter he fathered a decade ago with another woman and threatened the man if he sent any more "goons" to her house.

Whitman's hubby responds to immigration lawsuit

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 1, 2010

Whitman SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - The husband of California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said Thursday that "it is possible" he received and wrote notes on a letter from the Social Security Administration regarding the couple's former housekeeper.

Mich. AG comes to Alabama's aid in lawsuit against feds

By John O'Brien | Oct 1, 2010

Cox MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King recently received some support from one of his colleagues in his dispute over what is owed to the federal government from settlements with and verdicts against health care companies.

Kagan, justices start U.S. SC term

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 4, 2010

Kagan WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The United States Supreme Court begins its new term this week, with new Justice Elena Kagan one of three women now on the bench.

Second debate sees more maid talk for Whitman, Brown

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 4, 2010

Brown FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - Much of Saturday's California gubernatorial debate remained focused on Republican Meg Whitman's employment of an illegal immigrant housekeeper.

Harris on top in Calif. AG survey

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 4, 2010

Harris SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris is leading her opponent, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, according to a recent survey of likely voters.

Schumer picks Schneiderman in N.Y. AG race

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 4, 2010

Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer formally endorsed state Senator and fellow Democrat Eric Schneiderman for New York Attorney General on Sunday.

Minor appeal denied by U.S. SC

By John O'Brien | Oct 4, 2010

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - On the first day of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of Paul Minor, a Mississippi trial lawyer who was convicted of a judicial bribery scheme involving loans to state judges.

N.C. AG files suit against Fla. business

By Keith Loria | Oct 4, 2010

Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced on Monday that he has filed suit against a Florida-based company that allegedly defrauded consumers by promising debt relief that never came.

Outgoing Ala. AG blasts Gov. Riley's budget

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 4, 2010

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King is once again taking aim at Gov. Bob Riley -- this time in an opinion piece.

Ill. appeals court rules against energy company

By Keith Loria | Oct 4, 2010

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Friday that she has won a court appeal that she says may save Commonwealth Edison customers over $100 million in the future.

Ala. SC consolidates two of King's AWP lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Oct 4, 2010

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - The Alabama Supreme Court is allowing lawsuits filed by state Attorney General Troy King against two pharmaceutical companies to be consolidated.

Cuomo's lead at 24 points

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 5, 2010

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo leads his Republican opponent, Carl Paladino, by more than 20 points, according to a recent poll of likely voters in the state.

Whitman down 5 after ex-maid controversy

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 5, 2010

Whitman SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - The first survey since California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was told to expect a lawsuit from her former illegal immigrant housekeeper shows her opponent, Democrat Jerry Brown, building his lead.

Calif. SC backs Schwarzenegger on furlough plan

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 5, 2010

George SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's furlough plan for state employees and ruled state workers were not entitled to back pay.

Feds make case against W.Va. AG to 4th Circuit

By John O'Brien | Oct 5, 2010

McGraw RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - The federal government is again making its argument that West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw gave the funds from a 2004 settlement to all the wrong parties.

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