Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary injunction and limited asset freeze on Thursday against two foreclosure management companies that allegedly misled distressed homeowners.
Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen requested on Wednesday that Wells Fargo & Co. give an explanation of why it may have disclosed the Social Security numbers of customers when it sent them copies of subpoenas.
Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced a $6.3 million settlement on Thursday with a Denver medical center that allegedly overbilling Medicare and Medicaid by misclassifying patients for hospital admissions.
Harris MANHATTAN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC is suing California Attorney General Kamala Harris to stop her from "undermining" a bankruptcy court's continuing jurisdiction over the estate and its customers' property.
Kessler CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Those West Virginia officials named as defendants in a congressional redistricting lawsuit said Thursday they will ask for an immediate stay of a ruling earlier this week and seek an appeal from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Roberts WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, in his annual report, brushes off calls for fellow Justices Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas to recuse themselves from the challenge to President Barack Obama's federal health care law.
Stephens OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - The Washington Supreme Court this week ruled that the State is not complying with its constitutional duty to "make ample provision for the basic education of all children in Washington."
Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster sued two New York telemarketing companies on Thursday for allegedly making solicitation calls to Missourians who had placed their names on the state's no-call list.
Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A business organization challenging President Barack Obama's health care reform submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court Friday that calls for the entire package to be struck.
McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The Automotive Recyclers Association last week sent a formal letter of complaint to West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw, urging him to stop using the term "junkyard parts" when referring to recycled or salvaged auto parts.
Bondi TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi did nothing wrong when she fired two assistant attorneys general who led foreclosure fraud investigations under her predecessor.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court last week declined to review an appeals court decision forcing the state's Franchise Tax Board to refund more than $900,000 in taxes that it charged Apple Inc. in the 1980s.
Callis EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Madison County, Ill., Board Member Mike Walters told Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis and members of the county judiciary meeting Friday morning that being on an annual Judicial Hellhole list "scares the hell out of me."
Knecht SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - Five months after Illinois Fourth District appellate judges reversed a McLean County jury's asbestos conspiracy verdict against Honeywell International, another panel of the same court tossed out another conspiracy verdict against Honeywell.