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Poll: Majority of Ga. voters say doctors order 'unnecessary' tests to prevent lawsuits

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) -- According to the results of a poll released last month, a majority of Georgia voters believe doctors under unnecessary tests, procedures and medications to keep from being sued.

Chevron says it will drop money damages claims against Donziger

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Chevron Corp., in a federal court filing Monday, said it will drop its claim for money damages against New York attorney Steven Donziger if Judge Lewis Kaplan tries the case.

Conn. SC justice to retire this month; governor to make fourth appointment

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy soon will make his fourth appointment to the state's high court, no doubt will leaving his mark.

Colorado AG files lawsuit against Longmont tobacco store

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced a civil lawsuit Monday against a Longmont tobacco store and its owner for allegedly selling synthetic drugs.

Iowa AG announces $80,000 order for environmental violations

MARENGO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced an $80,000 order Monday against a West Des Moines company and its owner for allegedly violating state environmental laws when it demolished a Williamsburg truck stop.

Ohio AG announces lawsuit against storm damage repair company

IRONTON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit Monday against a Grayson, Ky.-based storm damage repair business and its owners for allegedly failing to deliver services and performing shoddy work.

W.Va. AG announces health insurance tip line to stop scammers

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday that his office has established an identify theft and fraud tip line for consumers to call if they run into problems when enrolling for health insurance.

N.Y. AG announces settlements with payday loan collectors

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced settlements Monday with five companies that were collecting on payday loans from New York residents.

Taser victim asks N.C. SC to review case against police

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- A North Carolina man wants the state's Supreme Court to review his case against Durham police, arguing that the law enforcement officer who Tasered him is not immune from being sued.

Government shutdown hits DOJ, D.C. local courts hardest so far

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The federal government is on the second day of its first shutdown in nearly 18 years and hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been furloughed, including more than 1,000 U.S. Department of Justice lawyers.

Texas AG announces agreement with American Airlines, U.S. Airways

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced a settlement Tuesday with American Airlines and U.S. Airways related to a proposed merger of the two airlines.

S.D. AG announces settlement with optometrist

PIERRE, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services special agent Gerald Roy announced a settlement Tuesday with a Rapid City optometrist.

Arkansas AG announces lawsuit against online payday lenders

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer-protection lawsuit Tuesday against multiple entities that allegedly colluded to offer illegal payday loans in Arkansas while claiming to be affiliated with a Native American tribe.

Alabama AG announces eligibility for compensation from MoneyGram

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Tuesday that some Alabamans may be eligible for compensation if they suffered losses from scams in which money was sent through MoneyGram International Inc.

N.Y. AG files lawsuit against funeral home

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a lawsuit Tuesday to prevent a Tonawanda-based funeral home from reopening its crematory following alleged environmental violations.

Defense lawyer files lawsuit against D.C. board, council over AG election delay

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Paul Zukerberg, a Washington, D.C., attorney who specializes in defending marijuana possession cases, this week filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Council for delaying the District's attorney general election.

Mich. appeals court rules against cheese producer

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) -- The Michigan Court of Appeals this week ruled that an insurer did not breach its contract with a cheese producer when it failed to pay the company for losses associated with a recall.

Report: N.C. AG chides governor for hiring outside attorneys in voter ID case

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) -- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper told reporters Tuesday that his office should be representing the state in a lawsuit filed against its new voting law.

Federal judge sides with Activision, Texas law firm in patent dispute with Neb. AG

OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) -- A federal judge ruled last week that a Texas law firm can represent Activision TV Inc. in a patent infringement case.

U.S. SC to hear arguments in campaign finance case next week

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Supreme Court next week will hear arguments in what some have deemed the next big campaign finance case, and eight special interest groups contend the federal court ruling needs to be upheld to protect democracy.