BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts has reached settlements totaling nearly $500,000 with seven different nursing homes over allegations of substandard care and violations that resulted in the injury and death of some residents.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The New Orleans Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society held an event at Galatoire's in New Orleans to discuss class action litigation on March 8.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – In a brief filed March 7 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said it supports the dismissal of New York City's climate change lawsuit against the oil industry.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia’s two houses of its General Assembly have taken a stand against Bloomberg Philanthropies' attempt to hire environmental activist lawyers to sue major companies such as Exxon and Chevron over global warming.
NEW YORK — A coalition that includes nine attorneys generals and a group of non-governmental organizations has filed a motion to preliminarily enjoin the Trump administration's seismic testing surveys off the Atlantic Coast.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorneys general from six states have filed a lawsuit to try and halt the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) new rule regarding employer's public reporting of workplace injuries and illness from being implemented.
TRENTON — ExxonMobil faces a six-count lawsuit from the state of New Jersey alleging the company's years of industrial contamination has harmed the state's wetlands and waterways.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — New California legislation that will add to the state's current data privacy law and expand the role of the state attorney general guidance on consumer privacy has been introduced in the state legislature.
BOSTON — A California online electronic cigarette devices retailer has been issued a cease and desist order by the state of Massachusetts for alleged violation of the state's tobacco sales and advertisement regulatory laws.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The state of Nebraska has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue University, alleging the school made false and misleading statements regarding its bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and registered nurse (RN) programs.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Purdue Pharma is asking a Massachusetts court to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against it, calling sensational allegations of wrongdoing by company executives and members of the founding Sackler family “oversimplified scapegoating based on a distorted account of the facts.”
MONTGOMERY — A nationwide settlement agreement involving Fiat Chrysler's and Robert Bosch Company's alleged vehicle emissions fraud will result in the state of Alabama receiving approximately $2.7 million in civil penalties and fees from the companies and more than $171 million going to 52 jurisdictions nationwide, according to state Attorney General Steve Marshall's Office.
Coalition of states supports transgender high school student told to only use gender-neutral restroom
ALBANY — New York state's attorney general, along with a coalition of 20 other attorneys general, has filed an amicus brief in support of a Florida transgender high school student who was denied use of the boys' restroom.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) -- Pharmaceutical companies, distributors and pharmacies who were sued by the state of Delaware over the opioid epidemic have obtained mixed results in court, as a judge there has granted parts of their motions to dismiss.
ALBANY — The state of New York's 2017 settlements with two energy service companies over allegations of consumer fraud have resulted in one company paying more than $1.5 million in penalties and another company issuing more than $700,000 in customer refunds, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The state of Missouri has served a St. Louis daycare center with a civil investigative demand over allegations of running a "daycare fight club" in the facility's basement classroom.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office and the state's Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) have filed a petition with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as part of an effort to intervene in the proposed sale of a nuclear power station on Cape Cod Bay https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrim_Nuclear_Power_Station.
SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general along with a state assembly member have proposed a new bill to the state legislature that would stop pharmaceutical companies from using "pay-for-delay" agreements that they use to delay research, marketing and sales of a competing version of their drugs.
SACRAMENTO — In an effort to close a loophole in California's data breach notification law, the state's attorney general, along with a state assembly member have proposed legislation that would required businesses to give notice to customers if their passport numbers and "biometric information" have been compromised.
AUSTIN — The Texas attorney general is asking the U.S. district court in San Antonio to dismiss a federal lawsuit that is challenging the Electoral College System and the state's "winner-take all" practice for awarding electors.