McDaniel LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer protection lawsuit on Tuesday against a Fayetteville roofing company that allegedly failed to deliver on promised roof repairs.
News from December 2011
Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced the payment plan on Tuesday for distributing the maximum $5 million in tort claim funds to victims of the Indiana State Fair tragedy.
Croskey SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court has declined to review a state appeals court's decision upholding a $13.8 million punitive damages award to a woman who died of lung cancer.
Robreno PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno granted summary judgment Thursday for the defendant in a case transferred from California as part the asbestos multidistrict litigation in Pennsylvania's eastern district.
Shurtleff SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) - Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff reportedly thinks Boise State University football team's exclusion from a Bowl Championship Series game strengthens a lawsuit he plans to file against the BCS.
Harris LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris and her colleague in Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto, have begun a joint investigation into misconduct and fraud in the mortgage industry.
Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a judgment against a Barron County feeding operation on Tuesday that requires it to pay $34,000 in restitution, fees, forfeitures and costs.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $200,000 order against a Leominster-based developer for alleged wetlands and timber harvesting violations.
Shepard INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard is retiring from the bench.
Goodwin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The Justice Department on Tuesday announced an agreement with Alpha Natural Resources totaling nearly $210 million in payments connected to the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
Freed CARLISLE, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The top law enforcer in one central Pennsylvania county has announced his bid to become the next top prosecutor in the commonwealth.
Cordray WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A Democratic political action committee is pushing for the confirmation of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as head of a new federal consumer protection agency.
Bell RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Republican state Delegate Robert B. Bell announced Tuesday he is running for the Virginia Attorney General's Office in 2013.
Coakley WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley on Tuesday urged Congress to investigate Ally Financial Inc. and its subsidiary, GMAC Mortgage.
Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against a Sycamore company that traveled the country selling saunas at local home shows and festivals but allegedly failed to deliver the saunas.
Stenehjem BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced legal action on Tuesday against four contractors in Dickinson for alleged violations discovered during random compliance checks last month.
AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - The Maine Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hold that a lower court "exceeded its discretion" in not finding loan servicer GMAC Mortgage in contempt when it sanctioned Fannie Mae for submitting a bad faith affidavit.
Kelly HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly has lodged additional charges against Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach who stands accused of sexually abusing young boys over the period of a decade.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Thursday that more than 70 victims of foreclosure rescue fraud will receive payments totaling $60,000 from the newly created Consumer Protection Assistance Fund.
Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson urged state utility regulators on Wednesday to appoint an independent administrator to manage and oversee authority of the state's utility pole network.