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Miss. SC protects Fresenius from having to give privileged docs to AG Hood

By Tomas Kassahun | Oct 16, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi has overturned a chancery court’s order that required a medical company to show privileged documents.

Telecommunications associations seek to enjoin California internet bill

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Four trade associations are seeking to prevent the state of California from enforcing or giving effect to a senate bill regarding broadband internet access services.

AG wins Brnovich-Contreras debate, chamber official says

By Karen Kidd | Oct 12, 2018

Republican incumbent Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich was the clear winner of this week's debate with Democrat challenger, January Contreras, a chamber of commerce official said during a recent interview.

Tennessee alleges it incurred at least $225,000 in response costs over site previously owned by Phillips 66, others

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 12, 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The state of Tennessee is seeking reimbursement of several hundred thousand dollars it alleges was incurred in response to environmental hazards at a Knoxville site.

Arizona AG Brnovich pledges to oppose anti-Israel legislation that is being pushed by federal judge

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 11, 2018

PHOENIX—Arizona's Assistant Attorney General has requested that a federal judge allow the state to continue enforcing prohibition of boycotting Israeli companies through public contracts, despite the judge's ruling that the prohibiting of such action violates First Amendment rights.

Brnovich-Contreras AG debate scheduled today

By Karen Kidd | Oct 10, 2018

Republican incumbent state Attorney General Mark Brnovich is shortly expected to begin debating with his Democrat challenger January Contreras in a live Arizona PBS event.

Credit Suisse to pay $10 million to settle fraudulent trading practices charges

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — Credit Suisse has agreed to pay $10 million to settle charges by the New York State Attorney General's Office of fraudulent electronic trading practices.

Monroe County court orders Rochester home improvement business to pay $102,000 for fraud

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Monroe County Supreme Court has ordered a Rochester-based home improvement contracting business to pay $52,501 in restitution and $50,150 in penalties for defrauding customers.

Essex Superior Court grants permanent injunction to stop illegal development on Massachusetts wetlands

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

BOSTON -- A civil complaint filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey against a developer allegedly doing illegal work on wetlands and tidelands property in the state, has resulted in the Essex Superior Court granting a permanent injunction.

Boston salon chain to pay more than $45,000 to settle sick time law allegations

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

BOSTON — A Boston beauty salon chain has agreed to pay about $45,740 to settle charges by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office of not paying earned sick time to employees.

California joins bipartisan multistate amicus brief for U.S. Supreme Court's Apple case

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a bipartisan multistate amicus brief in support of consumers in the Apple v. Pepper case that is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

N.D. county turns down meeting with opioid lawyers, favors state AG taking lead

By John Breslin | Oct 10, 2018

A North Dakota county recently declined to pursue a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, turning down a request for a meeting from five heavyweight law firms based from Texas to Washington D.C.

Facing complaints of excessive fees, Texas counties release billing records of their opioid lawyers for free

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 10, 2018

Texas counties that demanded tens of thousands of dollars to provide billing records from outside attorneys representing them in opioid lawsuits have mostly agreed to hand them over for free

Opioid lawsuits should proceed, magistrate tells MDL judge

By Daniel Fisher | Oct 9, 2018

A magistrate judge recommended that a bellwether trial against the opioid industry proceed, rejecting nearly all the arguments presented by manufacturers, distributors and retailers in their motions to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits accusing them of causing a national crisis.

Oklahoma Military Planning Commission, wind farm developer reach agreement

By Marian Johns | Oct 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — Construction of an Oklahoma wind farm has been put on hold stemming from a claim by the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission (OSMPC) that the construction violates an amendment to the Wind Energy Development Act, which took affect earlier this year.

Arizona HVAC installation company to pay $150,000 in civil fines for illegal telemarketing calls

By Marian Johns | Oct 5, 2018

PHOENIX - An Arizona HVAC installation and maintenance company has admitted to making thousands of illegal telemarketing calls, according to state Attorney General Mark Brnovich and has agreed to pay $150,000 in civil fines.

Massachusetts attorney general seeks Columbia Gas' restoration plans following explosion

By Marian Johns | Oct 3, 2018

BOSTON — The fires and explosions that took place in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley last month have prompted state Attorney General Maura Healey to request Columbia Gas' plans for the safe restoration of gas and compensation for the residents affected.

Louisiana attorney general seeks to stop governor's appointment to Red River Waterway Commission

By Marian Johns | Oct 3, 2018

NATCHITOCHES, La. — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a lawsuit against the Red River Waterway Commission, alleging the state's governor unlawfully filled a vacancy on the commission.

Illinois attorney general, Chicago mayor seek to implement consent decree for city police reform

By Marian Johns | Oct 3, 2018

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the city of Chicago have announced their proposed plan for selecting an independent monitor to implement a consent decree which will reform Chicago's police department as a federal court schedules a fairness hearing to obtain feedback from the public on the proposed decree.

50 attorneys general, D.C. reach $148 million settlement with Uber over data breach

By Marian Johns | Oct 3, 2018

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth is one of 49 other attorneys generals and the District of Columbia who have reached a $148 million settlement with Uber over allegations of delayed reporting of its data breach.

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