Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit against a company that she alleges illegally obtained millions of dollars from a state fund for environmental cleanup projects at multiple gasoline service stations in the state.
Tillery EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Attorney Stephen Tillery argues that facts that led to the dismissal of his $10.1 billion claim against Philip Morris over "light" cigarette labeling have been proven false and that, therefore, his petition for relief must be granted.
DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says BP misrepresented information about its safety practices, leading to investment losses by four of the state's public pension systems.
Jindal BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - A collection of national news outlets have taken an interest in Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's relationship with trial lawyers, according to a report today in PoliticalDesk.com.
Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced earlier this week that his office has settled a lawsuit over the design and completion of a failed beef plant project.
Kelly HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly's Charitable Trusts and Organization Section has filed a lawsuit against an Arizona charity that allegedly continued soliciting donations after a 2010 consent agreement.
Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman secured a settlement Friday with Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. to resolve civil and criminal charges over the marketing of the drug Vioxx.
Abramson BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Weeks before a Louisiana House committee voted on a civil litigation reform measure, state Rep. Neil Abramson said he was lured to a remote part of the capitol and had his career threatened by an individual whose identity he is not revealing.
Jackley PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, along with the state Department of Labor and Regulation, is warning businesses to steer clear of so-called "poster scams" from companies selling federal agency postings.
Rendell PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court last week upheld a lower court's decision to deny a psychologist -- who allegedly overbilled Medicare and owed the government hundreds of thousands in overpayments -- his request for attorneys' fees.