News from December 2011

Fla. AG alleges price fixing in TV part market

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 12, 2011

Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a lawsuit on Friday against manufacturers and sellers of cathode ray tubes and products containing CRTs for alleged price fixing.

Pa. AG settles with locksmith after alleging fictitious names

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 12, 2011

Kelly HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced on Monday that she has reached a $110,000 settlement with a Philadelphia-area locksmith that allegedly used fictitious business names to mislead customers.

Abbott asks court to stay candidate filing deadlines

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 12, 2011

Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday filed a motion with a panel of three federal judges, asking it to stay all candidate filing deadlines in a challenge to new redistricting maps drawn by the court.

U.S. SC sets briefing schedule for Obamacare case

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 12, 2011

Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court last week set a detailed briefing schedule in the multistate lawsuit against President Barack Obama's federal health care law.

Ecuadorians ask court to stay motion to attach

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 12, 2011

Kaplan NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The Ecuadorians suing Chevron Corp. are asking a federal appeals court to stay the company's latest request to attach all of their assets and to stay all remaining claims against them.

Simmons firm gets 185 trial slots on 2013 Madison County asbestos docket

By Steve Korris | Dec 12, 2011

Crowder EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Madison County, Ill., Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder has provided Simmons Browder law firm of East Alton with 185 valuable trial slots in her asbestos court for 2013.

Drug maker wants Pa. SC to rein in Philly court

By John O'Brien | Dec 12, 2011

Cutler PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Pharmaceuticals maker Bayer wants the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take action against Philadelphia's common pleas court, which it says is actively encouraging out-of-state lawsuits.

Settlement reached with Ohio ministry over bingo game

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 12, 2011

DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Friday that his office has reached a settlement with a Middletown-based ministry to end its bingo operations.

Mo. AG says fantasy leagues were scams

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 12, 2011

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a lawsuit on Monday against an Alparetta, Ga.-based fantasy sports operator for allegedly defrauding Missouri consumers.

EPA awards more than $1 million in environmental justice grants

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 12, 2011

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it awarded more than $1 million in "environmental justice" grants to 46 non-profit and tribal organizations.

NLRB drops complaint against Boeing

By John O'Brien | Dec 12, 2011

Wilson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The National Labor Relations Board has dropped its controversial complaint against Boeing Co. over the company's decision to open an aircraft production plant in South Carolina.

N.J. AG to step down at year's end

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 13, 2011

From left, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, Dow and Christie. TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow is stepping down as the state's top lawyer, Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday.

Va. school board member might make second run for AG job

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 13, 2011

Foster ARLINGTON, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A state school board member and Washington lawyer is reportedly considering a run for the job of Virginia attorney general.

Judge trims New York's antitrust suit against Intel

By John O'Brien | Dec 13, 2011

Cuomo WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has thrown out much of an antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp. that was filed by former New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who is now governor.

Mo. SC denies Koster's appeal in debt collector case

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 13, 2011

Koster ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - The Missouri Supreme Court says it will not hear a case against a Virginia-based debt collection company.

Mo. AG settles over Medicaid claims

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 13, 2011

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a settlement on Monday with the owner of a St. Louis-based in-home personal care services company resolving allegations that she submitted false claims to Medicaid.

DeWine reaches agreement with American Home Mortgage Servicing

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 13, 2011

DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced an agreement on Monday with American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc., settling a 2009 lawsuit alleging the company had violated Ohio consumer law.

Ariz. AG suing firearms dealer

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 13, 2011

Horne PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced a lawsuit on Monday against a Phoenix-area firearms dealer and its owners for alleged consumer fraud.

Colo. SC OKs legislative redistricting plan

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Dec 13, 2011

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday approved new legislative redistricting maps that favor state Democrats.

Contractor settles with Vt. AG

By Bryan Cohen | Dec 14, 2011

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced a settlement on Tuesday with a contractor and a homeowner who will pay the state a total of $87,000 to resolve allegations of an unpermitted waste discharge.

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