News from September 2014

Incumbent holds a 12-point lead over GOP Challenger in Vermont governor race

By David Yates | Sep 2, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – The Democratic incumbent is leading his Republican challenger by double digits in Vermont’s gubernatorial race.

Asbestos plaintiffs’ attorneys fight against transparency laws for bankruptcy trusts

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 2, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – As the deadline for unsealing the estimation record of the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy proceeding draws nearer, talks of asbestos trust transparency are on the rise. But three asbestos plaintiffs’ attorneys argue that many arguments in support of transparency aren’t quite what they seem, calling them “nothing more than tort reform.”

West Virginia no longer an anti-arbitration jurisdiction, attorney/blogger says

By Amanda Robert | Sep 2, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - In the past year, the West Virginia Supreme Court has issued three decisions that signify a potential shift in the state’s stance toward arbitration agreements.

Fla. governor race: Crist and Clinton team up

By David Yates | Sep 2, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Trailing in the polls and in cash raised, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who is now running as a Democrat, is turning to former President Bill Clinton to give his campaign a boost.

IL12 Race: Enyart visits home city of Simmons Law Firm

By David Yates | Sep 2, 2014

ALTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Before kicking off his Labor Day weekend, U.S. Rep. William Enyart of Illinois made a stop at Alton, home to his top donor – the Simmons Law Firm.

Kentucky awarded $348,975 in Omnicare settlement

By Dayna DeHaven | Sep 2, 2014

Kentucky will receive $348,975.84 as part of a multistate and federal government lawsuit against Omnicare Inc.

Land owners file class action against Apex to prevent wind farm construction

By Kyla Asbury | Sep 3, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Oklahoma Wind Action Association, on behalf of seven land owners, is suing Apex Wind Construction LLC in order to prevent wind turbines from being built near their homes.

Growers PAC endorses candidate who made 'farmer' remark about U.S. senator

By David Yates | Sep 3, 2014

WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC has endorsed U.S. Rep. and Senate-candidate Bruce Braley – a Democratic candidate whose past remarks concerning farmers could be interpreted as insulting.

New York AG leads coalition to defend 2010 EPA settlement

By Bryan Cohen | Sep 3, 2014

Story CopyNEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office filed a motion to intervene in a court challenge to a 2010 settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Washington AG sues adult family home training company

By Bryan Cohen | Sep 3, 2014

Story CopySEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against a Pierce County couple who allegedly sold fake continuing education trainings and certificates to hundreds of adult family home employees.

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