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A conservative activist and the Democrat AG he says is persecuting him are headed for their final showdown in Washington

By Karen Kidd | Mar 20, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Longtime conservative activist Tim Eyman says the state of Washington is out to politically silence him.

Massachusetts OKs settlements with 7 nursing homes over substandard care allegations

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

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.

Litigious Louisiana municipalities the focus of Federalist Society event

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 15, 2019

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.

DOJ urges appeals court to throw out NYC's global warming lawsuit

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 15, 2019

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.

Virginia doesn't want one of Bloomberg's environmental prosecutors sent to its AG's office

By Charmaine Little | Mar 14, 2019

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.

9 attorneys general seek to enjoin administration from seismic testing off Atlantic Coast

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

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.

Attorneys general seek to halt OSHA workplace reporting rule change

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

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.

ExxonMobile faces 6-count suit over alleged industrial contamination at New Jersey site

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

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.

Proposed California law expands attorney general's role in consumer privacy

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

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.

Massachusetts alleges online electronic cigarette retailer did not verify ages

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

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.

Nebraska alleges Bellevue University misled students about program accreditation

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

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.

Purdue Pharma calls Massachusetts opioid suit 'oversimplified scapegoating,' seeks dismissal

By Dan Fisher | Mar 5, 2019

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.”

Fiat Chrysler, Bosch vehicle emission fraud settlement worth more than $171 million

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

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

By Marian Johns | Mar 4, 2019

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.

Pharmacies the winners in Del. judge's ruling on State's opioid case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 28, 2019

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.

2 energy service companies settle with New York state

By Marian Johns | Feb 27, 2019

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.

Teachers allegedly operated 'daycare fight club' in basement classroom

By Marian Johns | Feb 26, 2019

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.

Massachusetts petitions U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission over proposed nuclear plant sale

By Marian Johns | Feb 26, 2019

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.

California attorney general proposes bill to end pharmaceutical companies' 'pay-for-delay' deals

By Marian Johns | Feb 26, 2019

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.

California legislation would add passport numbers to state's breach notification law

By Marian Johns | Feb 26, 2019

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.

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