News from March 2013
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) -- Drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is facing its first trial over its popular diabetes drug Actos.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) -- Grocery store chain Price Chopper fired back at New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over claims that it used misleading advertising practices when promoting its coupons and failed to disclose coupon restrictions.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held this week that the statute of limitations for the Securities and Exchange Commission to bring civil suits seeking penalties for securities fraud runs from the time a fraud occurs.
MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a judgment by default Thursday against the owner of a debt adjustment service company that failed to comply with an earlier state order.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced Thursday that a court approved temporary restraints against a purported Superstorm Sandy charity to preserve the money and items donated to date.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Thursday that the Denver District Court has ordered a magazine telemarketing company and its owner to pay $6 million to resolve allegations that they participated in a scam.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in an interview over the weekend that he is "serious" about workers' compensation fraud, and he wants state businesses to know it.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- One of the nation's largest banks, Bank of America, is reportedly under investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder last week appointed Judge David Viviano to the state Supreme Court, taking the place of former Justice Diane Hathaway.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) -- The Washington Supreme Court ruled last week that a major foreclosure trustee company broke consumer law, saying it is "not merely an agent" for lenders.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne issued a consumer warning Friday about potentially dangerous and unreliable after-market airbags that are being sold to businesses and individuals in Arizona.
BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) -- The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled last week that the state owes a group of locked-out sugar workers unemployment benefits.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Friday that former Treasurer Timothy Cahill will pay $100,000 and serve a pre-trial probation period of 18 months to four years after admitting to violations of state ethics law.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a temporary injunction and asset freeze Friday against two debt collection companies and their owner for allegedly engaging in illegal debt collection schemes.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- Lawyers for disgraced attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on Monday asked the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to toss out his 2009 guilty plea to charges of bribing a judge.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said Monday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has informed his office it will not appeal a court ruling deeming it illegal for the agency to regulate stormwater as a pollutant in the state.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) -- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said Monday his office has recovered lost membership fees for hundreds of former customers of a Lexington-area health club.
LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) -- Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning confirmed on Monday he plans to run for reelection in 2014.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled that plaintiffs that lose lawsuits claiming violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act may be liable for costs to their defendants, even if the case was not brought in bad faith.