OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin last week signed into law a bill aimed at curbing lawsuit lending abuses.
News from June 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) -- The Illinois General Assembly last week backed a constitutional amendment to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allowed unrestricted campaign spending by corporations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- District of Columbia Court of Appeals Judge Kathryn Oberly will step down in November after less than five years on the bench, according to the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) -- The attorneys general of 48 states and the District of Columbia, in an amicus brief filed in a federal court last week, said they are concerned about a pending $7.25 billion class-action settlement involving MasterCard and VISA payment networks.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit last week sent a lawsuit brought by federal contractors over their right to make campaign donations back to a federal court.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller issued a consumer alert Friday about a new scam in which callers pretend to be utility company employees asking for payment on delinquent bills.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Monday that a Saginaw, Mich., company has paid a $15,000 civil penalty to resolve Idaho Consumer Protection Act violations.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper issued a statement Friday in opposition to a recently approved 7.5 percent rate increase for utility company Duke Energy Progress.
DALLAS (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a temporary injunction and an ongoing asset freeze Friday against a local firm that allegedly defrauded timeshare customers.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement Friday that will shutter two of the largest immigration services organizations in the nation after they allegedly defrauded immigrants.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he will nominate three individuals, two lawyers and one federal judge, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has remanded a case over alleged mold problems in some Sears front-loading washers to a federal appeals court.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters Monday to 15 New York-based health insurance plans urging them to let certain members buy specialty drug prescriptions at retail pharmacies.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office filed a lawsuit Monday against a Lake County-based furniture store that allegedly closed its doors after collecting more than $22,000 from consumers.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Monday with GE Capital Retail Bank and its subsidiary to provide protections for consumers who used a high interest healthcare credit card.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster warned consumers Monday about storm chasers, companies that contract with homeowners who suffer storm or tornado damage to provide roofing, tree trimming and other repair services.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit Tuesday against HSBC Bank USA and HSBC Mortgage Corporation (USA) over alleged failures to follow state law related to foreclosure actions.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state's lawsuit reform law, adopted in 2009, is unconstitutional.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced a court order on Monday against a Buncombe County man who allegedly claimed to sell Pontiac Trans Ams, took advance deposits and failed to deliver.