News from November 2012

SEC alleges $276M insider trading scheme

By Stephanie Ostrowski | Nov 26, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The largest insider trading case ever charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission alleges a $276 million scheme for a clinical trial Alzheimer's drug jointly developed by two pharmaceutical companies.

EPA announces agreements with 29 in clean-up effort

By Stephanie Ostrowski | Nov 26, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A $2 million settlement with 290 small parties, called de minimis parties, for the Casmalia Resources Superfund Site was announced Tuesday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

DOJ says contractor submitted false claims

By Stephanie Ostrowski | Nov 26, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A Virginia-based contractor is facing a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly submitting false claims for unqualified security guards under a contract to provide security in Iraq, the Justice Department announced Oct. 31.

Missouri SC rules cities have duty to collectively bargain

By Nathan Bass | Nov 26, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - The Supreme Court of Missouri has ruled that two cities have a duty to bargain collectively with police unions but they do not have to establish a procedural framework to carry this out.

Mo. AG announces $125k agreement with automotive finance company

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 27, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a $125,000 assurance of voluntary compliance on Wednesday with the Michigan-based Credit Acceptance Corporation to resolve allegations that the company collected payments and obtained judgments on void automobile loans.

N.J. AG announces comprehensive ban on synthetic marijuana

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 27, 2012

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced on Monday that the state's comprehensive ban on all synthetic marijuana variants is now permanent under a regulation adopted formally by the Division of Consumer Affairs.

Wells Fargo responds to N.Y. AG foreclosure comments

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 27, 2012

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A representative for Wells Fargo responded on Wednesday to remarks made by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman related to foreclosure relief in New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Wis. AG announces environmental violations judgment

By Nick Rees | Nov 27, 2012

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a $140,000 judgment on Monday against an oil recycling facility for environmental violations.

Texas pharmacy to pay $200,000 for illegal drug manufacture

By Nick Rees | Nov 27, 2012

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced the resolution of the state's action on Tuesday against a compounding pharmacy and pharmacist that allegedly compounded illegal drugs.

.Y. AG announces victory for state's gun safety laws

By Nick Rees | Nov 27, 2012

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a major court victory in defense of the state's gun safety laws on Tuesday.

Schneiderman requests info on Sandy fundraising efforts

By Nick Rees | Nov 27, 2012

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office sent letters to 75 non-profits requesting information on their Hurricane Sandy-related fundraising and relief activities.

W.Va. AG-elect names transition team leaders

By Legal News Line | Nov 27, 2012

CHARLES TOWN -- Attorney General-elect Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday unveiled the steering committee for his transition team.

Wis. AG announces solid waste storage settlement

By Nick Rees | Nov 28, 2012

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Tuesday that the state's Department of Justice reached a settlement in an environmental lawsuit following the unlawful transportation and storage of solid waste.

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