Uhlmann As the people of Libby, Mont., come to grips with a jury's decision to acquit chemical company W.R. Grace of knowingly endangering their lives, legal experts are analyzing the process that led up to the controversial verdict.
McMaster COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) - First, South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster threatened craigslist with a criminal investigation. Then, the classified advertisement Web site hit with McMaster with a lawsuit.
Brown WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The stringent vehicle emissions standards that California Attorney General Jerry Brown has defended will now become a federal requirement.
Moreno SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - The California Supreme Court, in a 4-3 vote Monday, has reinstated a class action lawsuit against tobacco companies accused of misleading advertising.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Sixteen states and the Federal Government are joining in two whistleblower suits filed against prescription drug manufacturer Wyeth.
Gableman MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman's defense against judicial ethics charges continues, with the first-term justice filing a motion to dismiss them last week.
NEW YORK - Chrysler workers, dealers, suppliers and lenders anticipate heavy losses from the automaker's bankruptcy, but personal injury lawyers anticipate a $217 million windfall.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have decided to hear a case challenging the 2002 creation of an agency that oversees the auditors of public companies.
McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum officially announced he will attempt to replace Charlie Crist as the state's governor in 2010.
Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Since there is no "real objection" from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, his Hurricane Katrina-related settlement with State Farm Insurance Cos. must be unsealed, the publisher of a state political Web site is arguing.
Terry Goddard (D) PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-If Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard has his way, The Tucson Citizen will not become an online-only publication.
Roy Cooper (D) RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsine)-- North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Friday he will not seek the Democratic nomination to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2010.
Brad Henry (D) OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline)-A comprehensive tort reform bill is on its way to Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry, after handily passing both houses of the state Legislature.
Dustin McDaniel (D) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas attorney general on Thursday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would require union elections be conducted by secret ballot.
Kathryn Mickle Werdegar SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-California's regional park districts can sell some of their land holdings without first getting voter approval, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, relaxing restrictions on local officials.
Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Private equity firm The Carlyle Group has decided to pay $20 million and adopt New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's code of conduct to settle corruption allegations.
Bob Cooper (D-Tenn.) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline)- Michelin North America Inc. has reached a multistate settlement with 17 state attorneys general to resolve claims that the company falsely advertised its fuel-efficient tires, officials said Thursday.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (Legal Newsline) - The Hawaii Supreme Court has denied the state's request to reconsider its ruling that docked the Hawaii Superferry.
Richard Sanders OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-The state of Washington does not have to pay for state Supreme Court Justice Richard Sander's defense against ethics complaints, the high court ruled Thursday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)- YTB International has agreed to change its marketing practices of its largely unprofitable Web sites and stop charging $500 to recruit others into its pyramid scheme, the California attorney general said Thursday.