PROSSER, Wash. (Legal Newsline) -- Last week, a Washington state judge heard oral arguments in a case against a florist who allegedly violated the state's Consumer Protection Act by discriminating against a customer on the basis of his sexual orientation.
SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) -- Utah lawmakers will vote this week on a resolution to create a special committee to investigate Attorney General John Swallow and the growing list of allegations against him.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and the Rhode Island Department of Health announced Friday that the hospital conversion initial application for Prime Healthcare Services and Landmark Medical Center was deemed complete.
CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) -- New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster says with better funding and more staff, his office could save the state the expense of hiring outside attorneys in most cases.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced an agreement Friday with a Superstorm Sandy charitable organization that allegedly misled the public by diverting donated funds into personal accounts.
BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced the success Friday of random inspections of construction sites around Minot last week, which found most contractors were in compliance with state reporting and licensing laws.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit recently experienced an increase in complaints related to alleged neglect and abuse at Ohio nursing homes.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order Friday against a charitable fundraising operation that allegedly engaged in fraudulent practices.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- A group of lawyers who practice in Connecticut, New York and Vermont federal courts, in a letter to President Barack Obama and nearly 50 members of Congress last week, say they're concerned about the effects of sequestration on the courts.
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) -- Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is calling for a freeze of any health insurance rate increases above 5 percent until the new federal health care law is fully implemented.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week passed a bill that would amend the state constitution to increase the mandatory retirement age for justices, judges and justices of the peace from 70 years to 75.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's decision to break with precedent and not reveal the names of applicants for a newly-created seat on the state Court of Appeals has drawn the ire of special interest groups.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper filed an appeal Monday with the North Carolina Supreme Court to stop Duke Energy Progress from receiving a 7.5 percent increase in electricity rates.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley praised the Massachusetts Senate and House on Monday for passing important changes to the state's victim compensation legislation as part of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Katz announced a $10 million settlement Monday with Connecticut Water Co. to refund recovered tax dollars directly to customers.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a consent judgment Monday against the former owner of a shuttered Waltham auto school to resolve allegations that he failed to refund hundreds of students.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued a consumer alert Monday about a sweepstakes fraud in which scammers claim to be from Cuccinelli's office to lend the scam legitimacy.