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Former Tenn. chief justice doesn't take long finding job

Barker CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - Weeks after leaving Tennessee's highest court, William Barker has joined Chattanooga law firm Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel.

West Virginia's supreme court candidates, in their own words

Walker SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - The three candidates for the West Virginia Supreme Court spoke about issues facing the court Oct. 22 in a forum at Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center.

Sorrell settles with Vermont food company

William Sorrell (D) MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) -- Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell's office has announced a settlement with an in-state pasta sauce company that was charged with mislabeling food products.

Iowa kosher meatpacking plant charged $10 million fine

Tom Miller (D) IOWA CITY, Iowa (Legal Newsline)- A kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa has been charged a $10 million fine for allegedly violating a bevy of state labor laws, officials said Wednesday.

Georgia's chief justice to retire in 2009

Leah Ward Sears ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) -- Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears announced Wednesday that she is leaving the court in June 2009.

Ex-wife and family bolster opponent in Mo. AG race

Mike Gibbons (R) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-Missouri's Republican attorney general candidate, state Sen. Mike Gibbons, continues to rake in big contributions from the family of his Democratic opponent's ex-wife.

Colorado AG: Voters should not be reinstated

John Suthers (R) DENVER, Colo. (Legal Newsline)-Thousands of Colorado voters whose names were removed from state records should not be reinstated, state Attorney General John Suthers said in court papers this week.

Mass. construction companies agree to fines

Martha Coakley (D) BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- Two Massachusetts construction companies that failed to pay employees and keep proper records on public works projects have reached agreements with state Attorney General Martha Coakley's office.

Hood, Entergy make cases over records request

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - The intentions of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood were discussed Monday at a hearing concerning his request for information from energy provider Entergy.

Panel selected - again - to hear complaint over Wis. justice's rape ad

Gableman MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Court of Appeals Chief Judge Richard Brown has decided which three judges will hear the ethics complaint against Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, days after withdrawing his original order.

Cooper latest AG to take on BlueHippo

Cooper NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) - Another state attorney general is taking action against troubled computer seller BlueHippo.

Judge: University of Oregon OK to end men's wrestling program

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) -The University of Oregon was within its rights to jettison its men's wrestling program, a state judge ruled Tuesday.

Worker abuse crackdown expanded by Calif. AG

Jerry Brown (D) LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-Following earlier lawsuits, California Attorney General Jerry Brown sued three trucking companies operating at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles on Tuesday for denying their workers benefits and protections entitled to them under state workers' compensations laws.

Debate between Hughes, Cohen continues

Fran Hughes CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - The war of words between West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw's top aide and the executive director of a statewide legal reform group continues

Virginia AG: Overseas ballots must be counted

Robert McDonnell (R) NORFOLK, Va. (Legal Newsline)-Absentee ballots cast by Virginians living abroad and members of the U.S. military must be counted by elections officials even though they don't comply with a state law, Attorney General Robert McDonnell said.

AIA: Most property insurers won't seek bailout help

Evan Greenberg WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)- Many property-casualty insurers are well capitalized and as such won't sell stock to the U.S. government to participate in the U.S. Treasury's financial rescue program, the American Insurance Association said Monday.

Calif. budget already obsolete

Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Though approving a budget this year took a historic three-month impasse that nearly brought the state government to a standstill, now just a few weeks later, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Monday the budget must be adapted to compensate with shortfalls that have already grown into the billions.

Former Milberg partners sentenced in kickback case

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-Former partners of the plaintiffs' firm Milberg LLP who were indicted for paying clients kickbacks in shareholder lawsuits were sentenced Monday to federal prison.

AG: Connecticut regulators cut utility rates by $15.1 million

Richard Blumethal (D) HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) -- The Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control has granted Attorney General Richard Blumethal's request to slash Southern Connecticut Gas rates by $15.1 million.

N.Y. attorney general targets deceptive furniture prices

Andrew Cuomo (D) WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) -- A Utica, N.Y.-based furniture chain has been ordered by the attorney general's office to stop their deceptive pricing and deliver overdue products.