Deem CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, in a brief, three-page order Wednesday, ruled that a state lawmaker's election opponent must be removed from the May primary ballot.
Workman CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week granted an insurer's writ seeking prohibition of a circuit court's order requiring its CEO to submit to depositions.
Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a consent judgment on Wednesday against Donna Palen and Jenifer Dickson for alleged violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act.
Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Tuesday with Veranda, a restaurant and lounge in Manhattan, resolving allegations that it allegedly underpaid workers and unjustly terminated employees.
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) -- GenOn Energy says it expects to deactivate 3,140 megawatts of generating capacity in eight power plants between June 2012 and May 2015 "because forecasted returns on investments necessary to comply with environmental regulations are insufficient."
Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced settlements totaling $28 million on Tuesday with two pharmaceutical companies that allegedly violated Medicaid regulations.
DeWine YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced lawsuits on Wednesday against New Beginning Enterprises Inc., a magazine seller, as well as the owner of three Newark-area gyms for alleged consumer violations.
Samp WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A lawyer for the Washington Legal Foundation said the Obama administration "tends to favor the interests of plaintiffs' lawyers who want more opportunities to sue corporations."
Harris SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - Five state attorneys general will not intervene in a proposed settlement that would result in coupons for affected customers and $8.5 million for the attorneys who pursued the case.
McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw admitted Thursday a $25 billion settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers is not perfect, but said it will help many struggling state homeowners.
Cooper NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper announced on Friday that a temporary order has been obtained against a group alleged to have unlawfully collected thousands of dollars from consumers inside and outside the state.
Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A Washington, D.C.-based tort reform group recently wrote Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood about a bill that would change the way the State hires private attorneys to represent it.
Wasden BOISE (Legal Newsline) - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced a settlement on Thursday with Corvus Law Group LLC, resolving allegations that the firm used direct mail ads that violated the Idaho Consumer Protection Act.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a temporary restraining order on Thursday against an Oxford oil company that allegedly left families in the cold during the holiday season.