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Masto alleges Bank of America violated consent judgment

Masto CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto this week requested permission to amend a previous complaint against Bank of America and its subsidiaries to add more claims relating to mortgage origination and servicing.

Appeals court upholds denial of retirees' benefits motion

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court last week upheld a denial of a motion by Century Aluminum Co. retirees for a preliminary injunction seeking continuation of certain health care benefits.

Iowa AG successful against Ariz. company

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Tuesday that an Arizona company has been barred from all future telemarketing and mail solicitations in Iowa.

Commission confirms Liu appointment

Liu SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- California's Commission on Judicial Appointments has confirmed the proposed appointment of Goodwin Liu to the state Supreme Court.

DeWine suing roofing company

DeWine CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Cleveland-area roofing company after it allegedly failed to deliver complete work or provide refunds.

N.H. Dems paying $5K over prerecorded message

Delaney CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney announced a consent agreement on Tuesday with the New Hampshire Democratic Party after a complaint that it allegedly delivered a prerecorded political message illegally.

Fuel gel companies voluntarily recall products

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan heralded the voluntary recalls of pourable fuel gel that was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday.

McKenna can keep spot in health care challenge

McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that state Attorney General Rob McKenna can not be forced to withdraw his challenge to federal health care reform.

Ecuadorian plaintiffs take aim at federal judge

Kaplan NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A group of Ecuadorian residents are accusing a federal judge of improperly allowing Chevron Corp. to re-litigate an eight-year trial that it lost to help bail out the oil giant, according to recent court filings.

Card check ruling reverses secret ballot

Becker The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Aug. 30 reversed a 2007 ruling which allowed 30 percent of a company's employees, or another union, to immediately challenge a card check union organizing campaign with a secret ballot vote.

Field of Mo. SC candidates narrowed to three

Teitelman JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission has selected three applicants to fill a spot on the state Supreme Court.

Worker takes on labor union with NLRB complaint

A Tyson Foods employee at a Wisconsin meat processing plant filed a complaint against United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 538 officials after the union allegedly threatened to retaliate against him for exercising his rights to refrain from full-dues-paying union membership.

Prosser recuses self from campaign case

Prosser MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser has changed his mind and recused himself from a case involving campaign-finance regulations.

Madigan, House of Blues reach agreement

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Friday that the House of Blues Chicago and owner Live Nation Worldwide Inc. have implemented changes in accordance with a 2009 settlement agreement.

Madigan sues copper plant over emissions

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on announced Friday that she filed a complaint against a copper plant based in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood over allegedly dangerous levels of lead emissions.

Madigan alleges water and air pollution

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a lawsuit on Friday against a Macoupin County, Ill., swine finishing operation over allegations of water and air pollution violations.

Court rules for Wis. AG in dispute with construction company

Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Tuesday that the Waukesha County circuit court had entered a judgment against a construction co. and its owner over alleged wetlands violations.

Asbestos lawyer, insurer settle defense dispute

Peirce CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Pittsburgh asbestos lawyer Robert Peirce and Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company settled a dispute over payment for his defense against the fraud and racketeering claims of CSX Transportation.

Feds sue over losses to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Masto WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Federal Housing Finance Authority on Friday filed lawsuits against 17 financial institutions to recover losses to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

GOP accused of 'playing games' with Cordray's nomination

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson says Republicans are "playing games" in holding up former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray's nomination to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.