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Blumenthal weighs in on negotiations

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced on Monday that he is urging Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut to allow Bristol Hospital to remain on its provider network during negotiations.

Vitamin makers settle with states

Cox LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox on Friday announced a $25 million multistate settlement with a dozen vitamin manufacturers that allegedly participated in a price-fixing scheme.

Former Spitzer aide launches site for snitches

Meissner NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A securities law firm has launched a website that targets corporate whistleblowers protected by recently passed Wall Street reform.

Cox challenges insurer's rate increase

Cox LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced on Monday that he has filed a motion to intervene and challenge Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's recent rate increase proposal.

Conn. SC rejects slip-and-fall claim

Rogers HARTFORD, Conn. - The Connecticut Supreme Court has reversed the judgment of a lower court in the case of a man who claimed he suffered injuries following his slip and fall inside a grocery store.

Water company admits to wrongdoing in S.D. settlement

Jackley PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that his office has settled with Sioux Falls Quality Water and its owners over alleged deceptive trade practices.

Blumenthal seeks to end site's adult services section

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced on Tuesday that he is leading the charge to have a website end its adult services section.

Pediatrician settles with Mo. AG

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced on Tuesday that he has reached a $200,000 settlement with a pediatrician who allegedly improperly billed Medicaid.

D.C. court orders new trial for arrestee in traffic incident

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in the case of a man who sued the district for false arrest following a traffic incident.

Companies pay $8.5M to settle hidden fees charges

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that he has reached $8.5 million in settlements with numerous discount clubs that allegedly tricked consumers into signing up for deals that contained hidden fees.

Corbett looking good for home stretch

Corbett HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett enters the final six weeks of the state's gubernatorial race with a 15-point edge, according to a recent survey.

Paladino mounting charge against AG Cuomo

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, backed by the growing conservative Tea Party movement, has pulled within 6 percentage points of Democrat Andrew Cuomo, the state's attorney general, according to poll results released Wednesday.

Report: Whitman wants to suspend greenhouse gases law

Whitman SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has repeated her call to suspend a state law that requires companies to lower greenhouse gases.

AGs may be left to fight rising health care costs

Blumenthal WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Six months after federal health care reform was signed into law, some state attorneys general find themselves fighting rate increase requests by insurers.

Madigan settles with alleged crammer

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Wednesday that she has reached a settlement with a Las Vegas corporation that allegedly scammed money from small business owners through a process known as "cramming."

Kansas water group gets second shot at lawsuit against president

Rosen TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - The Kansas Supreme Court, in an opinion filed late last week, has remanded a case against a private corporation's elected president who is charged with neglecting a system of ditches and canals in favor of his own farm.

Jury will decide the definition of 'roof' in Oregon case

Kistler PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - The Oregon Supreme Court has reversed the judgment of two lower courts in a case that questions the definition of a "roof" within the context of a homeowner's insurance policy.

N.D. AG: Amendment won't affect schools' oil money

Stenehjem BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - A proposed new savings account for North Dakota's oil tax collections won't affect oil money that is already set aside for schools, state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said earlier this week.

Whitman's former boss won't endorse her

Whitman SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) -- The eBay founder who hired Meg Whitman, now California's Republican gubernatorial candidate, as his company's chief operating officer says he won't endorse her.

Ind. SC decides casino money issue

Shepard INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Indiana Supreme Court has determined that the City of East Chicago may not transfer funds that were originally earmarked for Foundations of East Chicago, Inc. -- a philanthropy funded by Resorts East Chicago Casino and Hotel -- to itself.