News from April 2013

Federal judge OKs CSB probe of Deepwater Horizon disaster

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2013

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) -- A federal judge has dismissed Transocean's request to dismiss subpoenas for records of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

D.C. Circuit nominee hearing set for April 10

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - One of President Barack Obama's nominees for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will have a confirmation hearing next week.

Texas AG looking into cancer group spending

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is examining spending by the fundraising arm of a state agency already under watch.

N.Y. governor, AG behind push for public financing

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2013

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -New York's governor and attorney general are leading a push calling for the public financing of candidates in the state.

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear airline rate case

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 2, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case regarding a federal government rule forcing airlines to advertise the full cost of their tickets.

Pa. AG announces distribution of $1.9M from bid-rigging agreement

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 2, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has announced the distribution of more than $1.9 million to Pennsylvania organizations and schools as part of a national bid-rigging settlement involving major financial institutions.

Ohio AG files lawsuit against Toledo-area roofer

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 2, 2013

MAUMEE, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit Monday against a Toledo-area roofing company and its owners for alleged shoddy work and failure to deliver services to consumers.

Mo. AG files solid waste lawsuit against Greene County business

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 2, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit Monday against a Greene County business that allegedly violated the Missouri Cave Resources Act and Solid Waste Management Act by conducting illegal dumping of waste.

Kansas AG announces OK of non-profit hospital sale

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 2, 2013

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday that the new owner of non-profit hospitals in Leavenworth and Wyandotte will enter an agreement to maintain charitable healthcare for at least five years.

Ark. AG requests preservation of Exxon oil spill records

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 2, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a request Tuesday that Exxon Mobil Corp. preserve and maintain all documents related to Friday's extensive oil spill in Mayflower.

Roggensack maintains seat on Wis. Supreme Court

By Chris Dickerson | Apr 3, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) -- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack handily defeated a Marquette University law professor for a second 1o-year term on the bench.

Colorado AG settles with payday lenders

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 3, 2013

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced a settlement Tuesday with two companies that allegedly caused consumers to pay more in interest on their payday loans than was required.

Mass. AG reaches $117,500 settlement with merchandising services company

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 3, 2013

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $117,500 settlement Tuesday with a Maryland-based merchandising services company to resolve allegations that it failed to pay full unemployment contributions.

Pa. AG issues warning about Affordable Care Act scam

By Bryan Cohen | Apr 3, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane issued a consumer alert Tuesday about a purported scam related to the Affordable Care Act.

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