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Fla. AG sues three over loan modifications

Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit on Friday against three South Florida companies for allegedly charging upfront fees for loan modification services.

Coakley announces settlements

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Friday that she has reached settlements with a real estate company, an apartment owner and the former operator of a motor vehicle inspection station.

Plaintiff needed expert's opinion, Miss. SC rules

Lamar JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a trial court's ruling in favor of a company that makes carbon compounds and treated wood products, saying the plaintiff suing it failed to provide expert opinions.

DeWine: Anti-terrorism campaign 'must remain vigilant'

DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, a former member of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, reacted Monday to the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden.

Fla. AG's subpoena quashed by appeals court

Bondi WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeals says a trial court was correct in quashing a civil investigative subpoena issued by the state Attorney General's Office on a Boca Raton-based law firm.

Asbestos verdict argued at Ill. appellate court

Wylder SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Punishing the living for deeds of the dead might work better in McLean County Circuit Court than at the Fourth District appellate court.

Fla. Senate approves bill responding to Obama's health care law

Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The Florida Senate on Monday approved a bill that would prohibit state residents from being required to buy health insurance.

Mo. SC rules against insurer of baseball team

Russell JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The Missouri Supreme Court, in a ruling Tuesday, said a circuit court properly found that a baseball team owner's excess insurer is bound by a $4.58 million judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Koster settles with St. Louis pharmacy for $500K

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced on Tuesday that his office has reached a settlement with a St. Louis pharmacy over Medicaid billing practices.

Waste incinerators paying $7.5M in Massachusetts

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Monday that the operator of three Massachusetts municipal waste incinerators has agreed to pay $7.5 million to resolve alleged environmental violations.

Mo. AG sues Utah company

Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced on Tuesday that his office has filed suit against a Utah company for allegedly selling fraudulent home security products and services.

W.Va. AG otains court order against collection agencies

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw said on Tuesday his office has obtained a court order halting illegal loan collections in the state by two Illinois and Nevada companies.

Ohio SC reinstates medical malpractice claim

Brown COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - The Ohio Supreme Court says damages for emotional distress stemming directly from a physical injury are to be considered in traditional medical malpractice claims.

Levee detonated, despite Koster's wishes

BIRDS POINT, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers went ahead with its plans to detonate a Missouri levee Monday night.

Okla. SC: Common law wife entitled to death benefits

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a ruling last month, said a common law wife's status as surviving spouse was sufficient to establish her entitlement to death benefits under the state's Workers' Compensation Act.

Patient's treatment was continuous, Va. SC rules in statute of limitations case

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - The Virginia Supreme Court has reversed the judgment of a circuit court in favor of a radiology group, saying the court erred in sustaining the group's plea of the statute of limitations.

Class action suit filed over flood

Koster WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A class-action complaint was filed Tuesday on behalf of the farmers whose land was flooded after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breached a levee on the Mississippi River.

Vote might be coming on controversial judicial nominee

McConnell WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing for a vote on one of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees, Rhode Island plaintiffs attorney Jack McConnell.

McKenna: Company violated settlement

McKenna KENNEWICK, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna announced on Monday that an online home decor company violated a 2008 settlement and must provide additional refunds.

States settle with USB

Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Twenty-five states attorney general have reached a settlement with Switzerland-based USB AG over antitrust allegations.