Cuomo ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has reached an agreement with Royal Bank of Canada that will require it to give $850 million back to those who purchased auction rate securities.
Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - After a data breach in Brazil, pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb has agreed to provide additional identity theft protections for approximately 6,500 Connecticut residents.
Peter Buckley (D) SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) -The Oregon state Supreme Court today hears argument in a closely watched case over school funding.
Cohen CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has been named by a legal reform group as the state's top lawsuit abuser in 2008.
McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Mortgage lender Countrywide has reached an $8.68 billion settlement with 11 states. West Virginia is not one of them.
Tom Corbett (R) HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has reached a $270,000 settlement that will reimburse more than 2,100 Pennsylvania consumers who purchased a charity raffle ticket.
Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's prediction of who will succeed him when his term expires may further infuriate the conservative members of the Legislature who recently considered whether to support efforts to recall the Governator.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Shell Oil Products US has signed a multi-state agreement aimed at curbing cigarette sales to minors at more than 13,000 of its independent retail outlets, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)--A medical malpractice provider suing the Columbia Hospital for Women Medical Center, Inc. for breach of their insurance contract had their claim rejected and an $18 million award for tortious interference claim levied against them.
Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - One of the heads of Swiss bank UBS reached a $6.5 million settlement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Tuesday over allegations that he used insider trading to his advantage.
Gableman MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Freshly elected Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman was hit with an ethics complaint Tuesday by the state Judicial Commission.
Richard Cordray (D) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-Democrat Richard Cordray, the frontrunner in Ohio's attorney general's race, said Tuesday that if elected he will work to restore confidence in the office beset by controversy.
Morris SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A state Court of Appeals decision allowing contingency fee counsel to be hired by public officials is inconsistent with a past California Supreme Court decision, according to attorneys for a paint company.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-An $8.68 billion dollar settlement between 11 states and Bank of America, parent company of Countrywide Financial Corp., was hailed by the attorneys general that negotiated the deal as a model for the rest of the country as it seeks solutions to the housing crisis that has crippled the U.S. economy.
W. Andrew McCullough (L) SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline)-The Libertarian candidate in Utah's attorney general's race said Tuesday he is being unfairly excluded from a pair of debates organized by arms of the University of Utah.
Manchin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin is investigating the possibility of taking legal action against major national investment firms whose failures resulted in a multi-million dollar loss to the state's portfolio.
INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Eli Lilly and Co. has agreed to pay $62 million to resolve claims with 32 states that it improperly marketed and promoted its top-selling schizophrenia drug.
Linda Singer WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that state consumer protection laws cannot be used to sue cigarette makers it would mark a blow to Americans, a leading expert told Legal Newsline.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-The Cochran Firm, one of the largest plaintiffs' firms in the United States, is challenging the Texas State Bar's restrictions on legal advertising.
John Ladenburg (D) OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-The Democratic attorney general candidate in Washington has begun airing his first campaign ad this week.