NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice collected more than $1 billion in fines, penalties, restitution and other fees during Fiscal Year 2011 from criminal antitrust violators, according to a recent report.
Gableman MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - A lawyer for a recall election group in Wisconsin says state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman should recuse himself from a case that could affect the group's efforts, according to a filing Tuesday.
Rafferty PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - An organization called Mass Torts Made Perfect will conduct a plaintiff's only seminar next month in Philadelphia titled"Actos and Pelvic Mesh Litigation Update."
Strange MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said Tuesday there is still a possibility a settlement could be reached before the start of an upcoming trial over the 2010 BP oil spill.
Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a national for-profit college for allegedly engaging in deceptive practices that left Chicago-area students with debt for degrees and limited job opportunities.
Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that people can sue telemarketers and other businesses in federal courts, in addition to state courts, for nuisance phone calls.
Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced that his office obtained a preliminary injunction on Wednesday shutting down an allegedly unauthorized composting facility in Lawrence County.
Koster JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a settlement on Wednesday with the owner of a Dexter-based counseling company for allegedly submitting false claims to Medicaid.
McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is leading his opponent, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee, in the race to be the state's next governor, according to new poll results released Tuesday.
Turzai HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has given its approval to legislation that would limit the amount of punitive damages that can be recovered in lawsuits against nursing homes.
QUITO, Ecuador (Legal Newsline) - The Ecuadorian plaintiffs suing Chevron Corp. say they find it unusual that the oil giant did not ask an Ecuador appellate court to reconsider or clarify its recent decision against the company.
Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Democratic state attorneys general have been asked to attend a meeting with federal officials next week in hopes of gaining support for a proposed settlement with the nation's top mortgage servicers.
Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen recommended on Wednesday that state utility regulators fine Connecticut Light & Power Co. for allegedly failing to correct and upgrade long-standing problems.