Baker ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker announced on Monday that he has reached a $2,738,000 settlement with a health systems company that allegedly filed false reimbursements in its Medicaid billing.
Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that he has obtained court orders to permanently ban a network of locksmiths and has fined those involved more than $1.2 million.
Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced that his office has secured a deal with a fitness center that allegedly deceived its customers with fake past-due bills.
Brown SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday indicated he would block California's lawsuit against former California Public Employees Retirement System board member Alfred Villalobos.
Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced on Wednesday that a health care company will pay $600 million to the federal government and all 50 states over the alleged off-label marketing of Botox.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A measure intended to let voters voice opposition to the federal health care overhaul has been taken off Florida's Nov. 2 ballot by the state Supreme Court.
Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced on Wednesday that she has assessed a $75,000 civil penalty against a broker-dealer that allegedly failed to reasonably supervise its agents and keep accurate records.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cynthia D. Kinser has been elected as the next chief justice of the state Supreme Court.
Jacobs DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled for a couple that watched its house burn down because a paramedic broke the fire hydrant closest to it.
Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced on Tuesday that a court has awarded more than $67,000 in a judgment against an Indiana-based company that allegedly sold a banned toy in the state.
Boehm INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman who left a hospital on crutches, after her request for a wheelchair was denied, and subsequently fell attempting to exit the lobby.
Graves JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A divided Mississippi Supreme Court has decided a judge was right to buy the story of asbestos attorneys in a "he said, he said" dispute over a private settlement conference, with a group of resentful dissenters lamenting the long-term effects of the decision.
Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against an online Calif. business that allegedly signed up thousands of Illinois consumers without their consent.
Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has announced a settlement with the owner of 11 animal feeding operations in Northwest Missouri to protect the state's water and air.
Geithner WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The American Medical Association says a possible tax break for trial lawyers will encourage more lawsuits and increase the cost of health care.
Brown SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown has booked more than $1 million in airtime on television stations around the state next week, according to campaign media buyers.
Dinallo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Wall Street seems to be backing the right-hand man of former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for the post in November, according to a recent analysis of campaign contributions.
Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A group of Mississippi media outlets will be granted access to state Attorney General Jim Hood's settlement in a lawsuit State Farm Insurance Cos. brought against him.
McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced Friday his office has reached agreements with two out-of-state debt collection firms to halt their services in West Virginia, cancel consumers' debts and pay fines.
Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Incumbent Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has a sizable lead on his opponent, Democrat Stan Garnett, according to recent poll results.