News from September 2010

Motives questioned in Texas AG's Google inquiry

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 10, 2010

Abbott SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - A Seattle-based blogger and Google's general counsel are questioning whether Microsoft is pulling the strings in the Texas attorney general's office.

Mag seller agrees to refunds

By Keith Loria | Sep 13, 2010

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Thursday that he reached an agreement with an Urbandale magazine subscription telemarketing company that allegedly engaged in dishonest magazine solicitation practices.

Group of AGs settles with troubled company

By Keith Loria | Sep 13, 2010

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Wednesday that, along with six other states and the Federal Trade Commission, a settlement has been reached with a bank processing company.

Cox's ice conspiracy claim settled

By Keith Loria | Sep 13, 2010

Cox LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced on Friday that he has reached a settlement with the state's two largest ice manufacturers for allegedly violating antitrust laws.

AG candidate proposes anti-corruption plan

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 13, 2010

Gelber TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida state Sen. Dan Gelber is proposing an anti-corruption unit targeting state government fraud as part of his campaign for state attorney general.

Former reporter, Calif. finance dept. say Brown lowered taxes

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 13, 2010

Brown SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - A claim in a Meg Whitman television ad saying state taxes went up when her Democratic gubernatorial opponent Jerry Brown was previously governor is false, according to the California Department of Finance and a former CNN reporter.

Brunner supporting campaign contributions law

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 13, 2010

Brunner CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, in response to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month by a group of Cleveland-area doctors, says she supports the state ban on Medicaid providers contributing to certain candidates' campaigns.

Lab paying for urine tests in Massachusetts

By Keith Loria | Sep 13, 2010

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Friday that she has reached a $525,000 settlement with a laboratory that allegedly engaged in Medicaid fraud.

Zoeller files suit over back taxes

By Keith Loria | Sep 13, 2010

Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Thursday that he has filed a lawsuit against the owner of a body shop over allegations that he has failed to pay state sales tax and withholding tax since 2004.

Sports-betting site engaged in gambling, Wash. SC says

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 13, 2010

Chambers OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - The Washington Supreme Court, in an opinion filed earlier this month, concluded that a sports-betting website engaged in professional gambling, reversing a decision by the state's Court of Appeals.

AG Brown pokes fun at Clinton, apologizes

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 14, 2010

Brown SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, in the wake of a controversial television ad from his opponent Meg Whitman, is now criticizing former President Bill Clinton.

Schneiderman contributor sued Cuomo

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 14, 2010

Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman took $10,000 in donations from a city condo developer who unsuccessfully sued current state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office this year, records show.

Miller settles with fundraiser

By Keith Loria | Sep 14, 2010

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Monday that a professional fundraising company has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine and change how it solicits donations.

Cheese company settles Wis. lawsuit

By Keith Loria | Sep 14, 2010

Van Hollen REESEVILLE, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Tuesday that his office has reached an agreement with a Dodge County cheese company that allegedly violated water management laws in the state.

Oral arguments held in health care challenge

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 14, 2010

McCollum PENSACOLA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Twenty states and the National Federation of Independent Business made their arguments on Tuesday as to why their lawsuit challenging health care reform should continue.

Punitives struck in Ala. case

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 14, 2010

Bolin MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - The Alabama Supreme Court has struck down a punitive damages award against Galaxy Cablevision in a lawsuit involving a minor whose leg was cut by an exposed wire while playing basketball.

Schneiderman wins N.Y. AG primary; Cuomo has opponent

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 15, 2010

Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The five-way race for the Democratic nomination for New York attorney general was a close one, with state Sen. Eric Schneiderman pulling out the victory.

Blumenthal gets involved in merger

By Keith Loria | Sep 15, 2010

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced on Wednesday that he believes utility customers in the state should be shielded from rate increases if a takeover of two companies goes through.

Coakley wants a look at power company's finances

By Keith Loria | Sep 15, 2010

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Wednesday that her office is requesting the Department of Public Utilities reject National Grid's $104 million rate hike request for its three local gas distribution subsidiaries.

Cuccinelli rails against Obama administration at Tea Party rally

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 15, 2010

Cuccinelli WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, in remarks at a Tea Party rally on the Washington mall, said state attorneys general are the "last line of defense" in protecting the U.S. Constitution from the federal government.

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