NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – In the wake of multiple lawsuits challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office led a 25-member-strong coalition to intercede in the EPA’s defense last week in New York.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Ken Paxton, Texas attorney general, responded to the court’s decision supporting the Travis Appraisal Review Board in a lawsuit filed by the city of Austin to “rewrite” state tax policy this week in Austin, Texas.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the resolution of claims involving falsified information by Hess Corp. last week in Boston, ordering damages payable to the Commonwealth and a private trust for alleged fallacious funding applications.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Electrolux and General Electric announced that they have abandoned a purchase plan which would have created a virtual monopoly under pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice, which filed suit against the firms July 1.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The company behind Chicken of the Sea International and Bumble Bee Foods LLC recently discarded their plan to merge after the Department of Justice related serious misgivings about the proposed transaction’s harmful effect on competition.
In October, the state’s high court determined that a ruling by a Chattanooga trial judge was premature. The judge ruled in March that the attempt by state lawmakers to restrict non-economic damages in personal injury cases was a violation of the Tennessee Constitution.
After hackers stole the data of 330,000 taxpayers from an IRS database earlier this year, the federal agency is requesting that the court hearing the class action lawsuit dismiss the entire case because it does not have jurisdiction over the claims.