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Texas AG secures reimbursem ent from roofing contractor

Bryan Cohen Oct. 1, 2011, 12:44pm

Abbott SINTON, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on Friday that a Rosenberg-based roofing contractor has agreed to reimburse all homeowners who improperly paid the company's "liquidated damages" contracts.

Tenn. AG's settlement provides $1.1M in restitution

Bryan Cohen Oct. 1, 2011, 12:47pm

Cooper NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper and Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs Director Gary Cordell announced a $300,000 agreement on Wednesday with a company alleged to have sold fake health insurance.

R.I. AG shuts down pair of companies

Bryan Cohen Oct. 1, 2011, 12:49pm

Kilmartin PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced on Friday that his office has prevailed in shutting down two allegedly fraudulent mortgage modification companies and securing $5,500 in restitution for three consumers.

Va. AG appeals ObamaCare ruling

John O'Brien Oct. 1, 2011, 12:51pm

Cuccinelli WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is the latest to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over federal health care reform.

Calif. AG steps out of mortgage settlement talks

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 10:32am

Harris SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris has reportedly backed out of ongoing settlement talks with the nation's top mortgage servicers.

W.Va. GOP serves notice on redistricting documents

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 10:39am

Stuart CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Republican Party, anticipating future litigation, on Friday provided written notice to various state offices asking that all documents related to redistricting be preserved.

W.Va. SC rules in favor of county on sick leave

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 10:40am

Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled last week that a circuit court order awarding more than $400,000 to former Cabell County Jail employees be reversed.

Appellate judges take sting out of Illinois opinion

Steve Korris Oct. 3, 2011, 10:42am

Castleman SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Fourth District appellate judges withdrew a stinging opinion that rejected conspiracy evidence in McLean County mesothelioma trials, and they replaced it with a kinder and gentler rejection.

Coakley, Jepsen want lower electric rates

Bryan Cohen Oct. 3, 2011, 12:43pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a complaint on Friday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking to lower the rates electric transmission companies charge New England ratepayers.

Borders sold customer data to Barnes & Noble

Bryan Cohen Oct. 3, 2011, 12:49pm

Kelly HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly urged state consumers on Monday to review their privacy rights related to the sale of customer information gathered by the defunct Borders book store chain.

Cranberry grower ordered to pay $50K

Bryan Cohen Oct. 3, 2011, 1:35pm

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Monday that the owners and operators of a cranberry operation near Tomah have been ordered to pay $50,000 for violations of state wetland protection laws.

Sixth Circuit rules for defendant in asbestos suit

John O'Brien Oct. 3, 2011, 1:43pm

Batchelder CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has rejected the theory that each and every exposure to asbestos a person experiences significantly contributes to his or her chances of getting mesothelioma.

Okla. AG stumps for pipeline in letter to Clinton

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 2:39pm

Pruitt OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday expressed his support for the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline.

Miss. SC overturns sanctions against med-mal plaintiff

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 3, 2011, 6:11pm

Lamar JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week that a trial court erred in dismissing a man's second medical malpractice claim against a doctor and hospital.

Ind. AG sues two out-of-state companies

Bryan Cohen Oct. 4, 2011, 1:58am

Zoeller CROWN POINT, Ind. (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced lawsuits on Tuesday against two credit repair and foreclosure consultant companies for allegedly taking advantage of Lake County consumers.

N.J. AG unhappy with chimney cleaning company

Bryan Cohen Oct. 4, 2011, 2:00am

Dow NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow and the state Division of Consumer Affairs announced a lawsuit on Monday against a chimney cleaning and repair company.

Solyndra employed no union workers, according to bankruptcy petition

Steve Korris Oct. 4, 2011, 8:33am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - President Obama's former favorite green enterprise, solar panel maker Solyndra, employed as many union members as an aircraft plant he won't let Boeing build in South Carolina: zero.

Solyndra bankruptcy trustee proposes taking over if execs keep invoking Fifth

Steve Korris Oct. 4, 2011, 8:38am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - U.S. bankruptcy trustee Roberta DeAngelis proposes to take over management of solar panel maker Solyndra if its leaders keep pleading Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination.

W.Va. high court says Pep Boys didn't violate federal law

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 4, 2011, 8:45am

Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week upheld a circuit court's ruling in favor of a popular tire and auto parts chain.

Ill. court says utility can't charge extra fee

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 4, 2011, 9:35am

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - An Illinois appellate court ruled last week that Peoples Gas cannot charge Chicago residents an extra fee to foot the bill for replacing old gas mains.