JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-A North Carolina-based time-share broker has agreed to pay about $339,000 to settle claims by the Missouri attorney general that the company mislead customers into buying time shares.
Cohen CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - A West Virginia legal watchdog group is unhappy with proposed legislation that would force it to reveal its largest financial backers if it wants to make campaign contributions, claiming it is a violation of its right to free speech.
Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) -- He resigned in disgrace over a month ago, but former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann continues to make headlines.
Cuomo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A garage builder is no longer able to operate in the home improvement business thanks to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - The e-mail campaign undertaken by Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and his colleague in Maryland, Doug Gansler, proved relatively fruitless Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court trimmed a $2.5 billion punitive damages award against Exxon.
Bill McCollum (R) TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has been fined $50,000 by the Federal Election Commission for campaign finance violations during the final days of his 2004 run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
Jerry Brown (D) LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)--Attorney General Jerry Brown joined other states in suing mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp. on Wednesday, accusing the distressed financial giant of misleading borrowers and pushing loans on people who could never afford to repay.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Legal reformers praised the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday for its decision to slash the punitive damages award in the long-running Exxon Valdez case, but one expert said the maritime case will have little effect on the overall legal landscape.
Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Health insurance provider Aetna has been cheating college students in Connecticut, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday reduced the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the long-running Exxon Valdez lawsuit to no more than $507.5 million.
Rep. Jerry McNerney (D) WASHINGTON-California Attorney General Jerry Brown is being urged by U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney to investigate whether gas pumps in the state are shortchanging consumers.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-The latest legal salvo to hit embattled mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp. will come today from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) - A sexual harassment suit steered by Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell has been settled, and the operator of McDonald's restaurants in Rutland will pay for public service announcements instead of penalties to the State.
Terry Goddard (D) PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-A group of state attorneys general have outlined their support for the passage of a federal shield law for journalists.
Mark Shurtleff (R) SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline)-Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was released from a hospital late Monday after doctors determined he is not suffering from a potentially deadly infection.
Stephen Limbaugh Jr. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-A divided Missouri state Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a provision of a health care insurance law that allows midwives to deliver babies in the Show Me State.
Milgram NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - The State of New Jersey settled its case against Rite Aid Corp. Monday, resolving allegations that the pharmacy chain sold expired products.
Jeff Harris (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-Missouri state Rep. Jeff Harris has been endorsed by former Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell for attorney general, saying he is most able to defeat the Republican contender in November.
Cuomo ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Like some of his other projects, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's fight against attorneys he says are ripping off public retirement funds has resulted in proposed state legislation.
Peter Nickles WASHINGTON (Legal Newline)-District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty plans to nominate Peter Nickles as the District's permanent attorney general, sources say.