Thompson ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - The Georgia Supreme Court this week affirmed a lower court's award of prejudgment interest to the family of a man who was embroiled in a fraudulent wrongful death settlement.
Webster CLARKSDALE, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - While Mississippi's cap on non-economic challenges is still seeking the approval tort reformers were looking for, a state judge has ruled the cap is unconstitutional.
LYONS, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Nearly two-thirds of Latino Express bus drivers in Lyons, Ill., have petitioned the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board for a secret-ballot election to decertify a Teamsters union local.
Dietzen ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline) - The Minnesota Supreme Court, in a ruling earlier this month, said a defendant must pay only its portion of a damages award, as attributed to it by a jury, under a state statute.
Dickinson JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that a woman who accidentally rear-ended another woman's vehicle should only have to pay $9,000 for physical therapy bills.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Attorney Jeffrey Squitieri, 45, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., pled guilty Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to one count of conspiring to commit health care fraud, the Department of Justice announced.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in federal court Wednesday alleging a former executive at Morgan Stanley with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Severson PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled this month that coverage is available when the negligent maintenance of an uninsured vehicle results in an accident that causes damages to a claimant.
Abrahamson MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in a ruling earlier this month, upheld a $2 million jury award against a physician, her insurer and a state compensation fund in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a settlement on Thursday with a vehicle extended service contract seller resolving allegations of deceptive sales techniques.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a settlement on Friday with a former Plymouth County commissioner and a pest control company resolving allegations of attempted bid rigging.
Horne PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced a settlement on Thursday with a Scottsdale-based mortgage loan modification service that allegedly participated in a deceptive scheme to collect advance fees from consumers.
Swanson NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A New York City law firm has followed up on Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson's lawsuit against Accretive Health, filing a securities class action suit against the company.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service bagged singer/hunter Ted Nugent, who pleaded guilty to violating the Lacey Act by possessing and transporting a black bear, taken in violation of state law.
Millette RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - The Virginia Supreme Court has remanded a case against an assistant principal by a former high school student, who was injured in a fight at the school, to a lower court for a new trial.
Kelly HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly reached a settlement on Thursday with an Oklahoma-based company that allegedly solicited consumers who were signed up for the state's Do Not Call list.
Delaney CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney and Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Tom Burack announced on Monday that penalties have been awarded against a Gorham petroleum company and its owner.
Zoeller CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit on Friday against a Crawfordsville vacation package booking company for allegedly failing to book packages after collecting payments from consumers.