Carbone WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - There are some who say all forms of asbestos are unsafe and to be exposed to any amount is hazardous, while others say that one form of asbestos can be handled safely. Then there are some who are not sure.
Theis SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - The Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week that the city of Chicago went beyond its home rule powers in trying to require electronic intermediaries, like StubHub, to collect and remit amusement taxes on resold tickets.
Caldwell BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced on Monday that his office is seeking a court order to prohibit the current overseer of Gilbert Memorial Park from operating the cemetery's business.
Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a settlement on Monday worth approximately $600,000 with the former chief executive officer of two now-defunct funding companies that allegedly violated consumer protection laws.
Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A spokeswoman for a group of Ecuadorian plaintiffs suing Chevron and one-time aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly drew the former attorney general into the lawsuit filed against the company for polluting an Amazonian region.
Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced on Tuesday that Bank of America Corp. has responded to the needs of distressed homeowners in the state by opening a customer assistance center in Southington.
Scruggs ABERDEEN, Miss. - Tort king Dickie Scruggs, who disgraced Mississippi on his way to prison, aims to get out early by disgracing his brother-in-law, former U. S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.
Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - An independent campaign committee based in Denver has raised more than $600,000 to help reelect Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, according to a filing with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance last week.
Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced on Tuesday that he has obtained a consent judgment against a Joplin landlord for alleged price gouging and other violations after the May 22 Joplin tornado.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Tuesday that her office has cited the owners of two Chinese food restaurants for alleged intentional violations of the state's minimum wage, child labor and anti-retaliation laws.
Delaney CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney and Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Thomas Burack announced a settlement on Tuesday with a Wakefield-based property owner over alleged wetlands law violations.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a preliminary injunction on Tuesday against a Northborough man who allegedly accepted solid waste and compostable material on his property, creating odors and noise for neighbors.
Miller WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A spokesman for Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who is leading the ongoing settlement talks with the nation's top mortgage servicers, says the attorneys general and their federal partners are "getting closer" to a deal.
Robinson LEXINGTON, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Newly elected American Bar Association President Wm. T. Robinson III says the continued slashing of state court budgets means justice may be denied to those who need it most.
Chief Justice John Roberts WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A case before the U.S. Supreme Court that is drawing attention from several groups will determine if plaintiffs attorneys have a new industry to attack in asbestos lawsuits.
Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a judgment on Thursday against two Delafield property owners who allegedly violated state construction laws related to the environment.