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Janssen, W.Va. AG argue $4.5M case before state SC

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Wednesday heard oral arguments from state Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office and pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceutica.

Election roundup: Ayotte advances, R.I. Dems pick Kilmartin

Ayotte CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - Former New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte was named the winner in the state's Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Obama's judicial picks sent back to Senate

McConnell WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Barack Obama recently sent five judicial nominations, including Rhode Island plaintiffs lawyer Jack McConnell to become a federal judge, back to the U.S. Senate.

Pulse stopped in Cuomo settlement

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he has reached a $100,000 settlement with a software company that allegedly sold children's private online conversations to marketing agencies.

Clinton backs Brown in Calif. gov race

Brown SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - Bill Clinton has endorsed California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, even after Brown got in a dig at the former Democratic president over the weekend.

Colo. SC affirms defense fees ruling in class action

Mullarkey DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court has affirmed an appeals court ruling on attorney fees in a case involving a class action lawsuit brought against the city and county of Denver.

McKenna settlement yields refunds for six

McKenna SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna announced on Thursday that he has settled with a graphic designer who allegedly failed to deliver goods he had sold to consumers online.

Ind. SC: BMV didn't redefine 'legal name'

Shepard INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last week that the state's Bureau of Motor Vehicles was right to revoke or threaten to revoke the driver's licenses or identification cards of individuals whose names didn't match those on Social Security cards.

N.J. sen. says tort reform will be 'cornerstone' of economic boost

Lesniak TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A Democratic New Jersey lawmaker on Thursday said tort reform proposals will be key in getting the state's economy to rebound.

D.C. AG will retire

Nickles WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - District of Columbia Attorney General Peter Nickles said Thursday he plans to resign following his boss' loss in Tuesday's Democratic primary election for mayor.

Whitman's spending surpasses Bloomberg's mark

Whitman SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman became the biggest U.S. campaign self-spender ever this week, putting another $15 million into her campaign.

S.D. SC: Woman should've known her lawsuit wasn't filed

Gilbertson PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - The South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed the ruling of a circuit court, denying a woman's motion to extend the statute of limitations in a personal injury case despite her lawyer's disbarment.

S.C. SC rules for Ford in $18M case

Toal COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) - The South Carolina Supreme Court, in an opinion re-filed earlier this week, upheld a previous ruling that an $18 million jury verdict against car manufacturer Ford Motor Co. must be reversed.

Riley, King bicker over BP situation

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King says he knew Gov. Bob Riley would blame him for BP's rejection of the state's claim for tax losses resulting from the Gulf oil spill.

Obama backs Blumenthal's campaign, fights him in court

Obama STAMFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Opposing his view on how to regulate greenhouse gas emissions didn't stop President Barack Obama from supporting Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal at a fundraiser Thursday.

Wis. AG settles with pharma company

Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Friday that he has reached a $2 million settlement with a defendant in the litigation against 36 pharmaceutical manufacturers that allegedly defrauded the state's Medicaid program.

Cox sues insurer, state office

Cox LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced on Friday that he has filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the state's Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation.

Cordray seeks restitution in new lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray announced on Friday that he has filed lawsuits against three men who allegedly participated in a work-from-home scheme that left Ohio consumers without promised jobs and money.

Idaho SC: School not at fault for murder of student

Horton BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) - The Idaho Supreme Court, in an opinion filed on Monday, affirmed the decision of a lower court that dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit that stemmed from the murder of a high school student.

Riley says fees for King's attorneys in BP suit not ideal

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - The war of words between Alabama Gov. Bob Riley and state Attorney General Troy King continues, with Riley now responding to King's comments made last week regarding BP's rejection of the state's claim for tax losses resulting from the Gulf oil spill.