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Coakley obtains preliminary injunction against dental clinics

Drew Smith Oct. 10, 2008, 2:00pm

Martha Coakley (D) BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has obtained a preliminary injunction against more than a dozen individuals and corporations that allegedly exploited dental patients in order to obtain funds from their insurers.

Democrat Pence calls for end to outside counsel contract

Chris Rizo Oct. 10, 2008, 1:36pm

Linda Pence (D) INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline)-The Democratic candidate for Indiana attorney general says if elected she will cancel an outside counsel contract won by a former aide to Attorney General Steve Carter.

W.Va. AG challenger turns to Legislature for McGraw probe

John O'Brien Oct. 10, 2008, 1:24pm

Greear CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Dan Greear, the Republican candidate for West Virginia Attorney General, is urging lawmakers to investigate records missing from incumbent Darrell McGraw's office.

Alaska justices OK possible release of Troopergate report

Chris Rizo Oct. 10, 2008, 12:39pm

Sarah Palin (R) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline)-The Alaska Supreme Court has cleared officials to release to the public a much-anticipated report on the abuse-of-power investigation against Gov. Sarah Palin.

Carter seeks injunction against Michigan mortgage broker

Drew Smith Oct. 10, 2008, 12:34pm

Steve Carter INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) -- Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction and restitution against a Michigan-based mortgage broker that he said deceptively offered mortgage services to Indiana residents.

Cox's lawsuit against insurance deal OK'd

Nick Rees Oct. 10, 2008, 11:57am

Mike Cox (R) LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline)-Attempts by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to have a lawsuit filed by the Michigan attorney general thrown out were rejected this week by an Ingham County judge.

Koster to begin airing ad in Missouri AG race

Chris Rizo Oct. 10, 2008, 11:41am

Chris Koster (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-Chris Koster, the Democratic candidate for Missouri attorney general, said he will begin airing his first television ad of the race.

Foreclosure workouts not working, AGs tell banks

Legal News Line Oct. 10, 2008, 11:16am

Tom Miller (D-Iowa) (Legal Newsline)--Attorneys general from 10 states are coordinating efforts to shore up the country's mortgage crisis following news that the rate of foreclosures continue to rise.

AG Wasden in negotiations with Countrywide

Chris Rizo Oct. 9, 2008, 3:00pm

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline)-Struggling homebuyers with subprime mortgages in Idaho could see relief under a multi-state settlement aimed at helping thousands of Americans avoid foreclosure.

Blumenthal calls on AT&T to keep jobs in Connecticut

Drew Smith Oct. 9, 2008, 2:13pm

Richard Blumenthal (D) HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, along with the Communication Workers of America, called on AT&T in a press conference today to abandon its plans to cut all remaining customer service dispatch jobs in Connecticut.

Online lender sued by W.Va. attorney general

Nick Rees Oct. 9, 2008, 2:07pm

Darrell McGraw (D) CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal NewsLine) -- Predatory loans with interest rates of up to 99 percent APR have lead to a California-based internet lender being sued by the West Virginia attorney general.

Owens calls for 'open and transparent' AG's office

Chris Rizo Oct. 9, 2008, 1:24pm

Robert Owens (I) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-Robert Owens, an unaffiliated candidate for Ohio attorney general, on Thursday criticized Democrats and Republicans for scandals that he said have shaken voters' confidence in state government.

Judges picked for Katrina cases

John O'Brien Oct. 9, 2008, 1:00pm

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Eleven special judges have been selected to hear Hurricane Katrina cases in Jackson County, Miss.

Washington observers weigh in on potential Supreme Court picks

Chris Rizo Oct. 9, 2008, 12:26pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's potential U.S. Supreme Court picks include five women, a newspaper reports.

Coakley amends Massachusetts Brownfields program

Drew Smith Oct. 9, 2008, 11:59am

Martha Coakley (D) BOSTON(Legal Newsline) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says she has amended the state's Brownfields Covenant Program in order to incentivize the redevelopment of abandoned or underutilized properties.

Charleston's papers split on W.Va. AG's race

John O'Brien Oct. 9, 2008, 11:22am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The two major daily newspapers in West Virginia's capital are split on the state Attorney General's race.

Crites ad criticizes Cordray for supporting Dann

Chris Rizo Oct. 9, 2008, 11:21am

Mike Crites (R) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-The Republican nominee for Ohio attorney general is running a second TV ad hammering Democrat Richard Cordray's early support for disgraced former Attorney General Marc Dann.

Report analyzes economic effect of W.Va. SC

John O'Brien Oct. 9, 2008, 10:43am

Sobel WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - An economics professor at West Virginia University has authored a piece criticizing the effect the state Supreme Court has had on the business climate.

Cox presses for state spending Web site

Chris Rizo Oct. 9, 2008, 10:38am

Cox FLINT, Mich. (Legal Newsline)-Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has called on Gov. Jennifer Granholm to start a Web site that shows where Michigan tax dollars are spent.

W.Va. SC candidates taking in money from lawyers in high-profile case

John O'Brien Oct. 9, 2008, 10:00am

Ketchum CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Lawyers in a nearly $400 million case scheduled to be heard by the West Virginia Supreme Court have contributed thousands of dollars to two Democrats up for open spots on the Court.