DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday that he reached a $26 million settlement with a managed health care company that allegedly defrauded Medicaid.
Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Tuesday that she has filed a lawsuit against a marketing firm that allegedly misrepresented potential customer lists it sold as being verified and screened.
Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced on Monday that his office has reached a $4.25 million settlement with two reinsurance brokers that allegedly inflated insurance and reinsurance costs nationwide.
A campaign event is scheduled for Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) at the AAJ Winter Conference on Feb. 6. MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - Trial lawyers from across the country will be descending on Miami for five days as part of the American Association for Justice Winter Convention.
Feinberg NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said he will likely render a ruling on a plaintiff motion to monitor ex parte communications between BP and oil spill claims administrator Ken Feinberg this week.
Page ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld a decision to possibly award a pair of dairy farmers damages to make up for lost milk production caused by a power company's stray voltage.
Daniel Mulholland, of Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, litigated the fraud case against the two asbestos attorneys. NATCHEZ, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The company that successfully fought against alleged fraud on the part of two asbestos lawyers is financially in the red on the case.
Caldwell BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - A report posted Tuesday afternoon on NOLA.com states that Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell plans to switch his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican this week.
Hood NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed a motion supporting the plaintiffs' request for monitoring alleged ex parte communications regarding the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - A Travis County jury on Tuesday returned a $170 million verdict for damages, finding that Actavis Mid-Atlantic misrepresented its drug prices to the Texas Medicaid program.
Chandler JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed the decision of a lower court in the case of a woman who sued her former counsel for legal malpractice after they allegedly failed to serve the defendants in her wrongful death lawsuit.
Young LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) - A Michigan judicial task force has issued a report making several recommendations for the state's "outdated" court system, including how to cut costs and streamline its operations.
Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Monday that he has filed a lawsuit against a former sheriff and a sheriff's deputy who allegedly misused more than $52,000 while in office.
Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow has announced a settlement barring the owner of numerous vacation travel club companies from doing business in the state for five years.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced a $6.5 million settlement with two former officers of Countrywide Financial Corporation stemming from a predatory lending case.