Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) - Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced a settlement on Thursday, joined by the federal government, with Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland Inc. to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud.
Garman SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Lawyers for Philip Morris say that plaintiffs' arguments for reinstating a landmark $10.1 billion judgment arising out of a Madison County, Ill., court have not come close to showing and "cannot show" they meet any of the requirements for relief.
Scruggs OXFORD, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Disgraced plaintiffs attorneys Richard "Dickie" Scruggs argued during a two-day hearing that his guilty pleas in two judicial bribery schemes should be vacated.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A coalition of public interest groups and leading competition advocates are calling on state attorneys general to block a proposed merger between Express Scripts Inc. and Medco Health Solutions.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday that an investigation of restaurants in Massachusetts revealed significant violations of the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Pratt INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has ordered a group of law firms, including Motley Rice LLP, and a Mississippi lawyer to pay nearly $400,000 in fees for pursuing a "frivolous" lawsuit against a for-profit educational institution.
Kilmartin PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin commended the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday for proposing regulations to limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions allowed from new power plants for fossil fuels.
Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan praised the lawmakers of the House of Representatives on Thursday for passing the Debtors' Rights Act of 2012 to protect vulnerable consumers from being taken to jail for unpaid debts.
Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced this week that Texas will receive a larger share than initially expected from a $158 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson that was approved by courts on Tuesday.