Chief Justice Ricky Polston MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - A bipartisan group of state and city elected officials, along with AARP Florida, urged the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn the nuclear cost recovery payment scheme.
Cuccinelli ABINGDON, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced the approval of a $1.5 billion settlement on Tuesday with Abbott Laboratories to resolve allegations of the unlawful promotion of the prescription drug Depakote.
Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Secret Service to determine how much taxpayer money was spent on security for President Barack Obama's daughter's spring break trip to Mexico.
O'Donnell COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - The Ohio Supreme Court has quashed the city of Brecksville's attempt to block the placement of a citizens' initiative over corporate campaign contributions on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Wilson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Three state attorneys general have joined the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Johnson TEXARKANA, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - On Thursday, Miller County, Ark., Judge Kirk Johnson is scheduled to hear arguments on a motion to stay a class action case that is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Huck ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court earlier this week vacated a decision by the National Labor Relations Board in a case over a long-term care facility's refusal to bargain with a workers union.
Johnson TEXARKANA, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Miller County, Ark., Circuit Court Judge Kirk Johnson said Thursday it could take him a couple of weeks to form his opinion on the defendant's motion to stay a class action pending in his court.
La Fetra WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a class action filed against it by hundreds of thousands of consumers complaining of moldy odors in their front-loading washing machines, made by the company.
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $158,000 settlement on Wednesday with Ruby Tuesday to resolve allegations that the national restaurant chain violated child labor and meal break laws.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Securities and Exchange Commission filed complaints on Wednesday against two hedge fund managers and their firms for allegedly lying to investors about how they were handling money invested in their funds.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement on Tuesday with Olson Wire Products Co. to resolve allegations of hazardous waste violations at its Baltimore manufacturing facility.
Johnson TEXARKANA, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - At a hearing held Thursday in Miller County, Ark., Circuit Court, Judge Kirk Johnson stated it could take him "a little while" to form his opinion on the defendant's motion to stay a class action pending before his Court.
Cantil-Sakauye SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court issued more opinions from Sept. 1, 2011 through Aug. 31 of this year, despite a reduction to the judicial branch's budget and continuing staff furloughs.
Suffolk County Courthouse BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Just before a class action trial was scheduled to begin, AstraZeneca has settled allegations that it deceptively marketed the heartburn medication Nexium.
Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Switzerland's second-largest bank is reportedly being investigated by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and others, for how it bundled mortgage loans into securities.
Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined 40 other attorneys general on Friday in urging Congress to oppose a bill that would preempt the states' authority to crackdown on short-term, high cost, predatory lending practices.
Pruitt OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt released an official opinion on Thursday in response to questions posed about the proposed $748.8 million Vision2 tax plan that will go before voters on Nov. 6.