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Time-share company agrees to pay $339,000 settlement

Chris Rizo Jun. 26, 2008, 12:59pm

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.

Election bill at center of controversy in W. Va.

John O'Brien Jun. 26, 2008, 10:22am

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.

Two more employees level allegations against Dann

Legal News Line Jun. 25, 2008, 11:49pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) -- He resigned in disgrace over a month ago, but former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann continues to make headlines.

Garage man shut down

John O'Brien Jun. 25, 2008, 3:58pm

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 laments Exxon ruling

John O'Brien Jun. 25, 2008, 3:31pm

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.

Florida AG fined $50K over campaign finance violation

Chris Rizo Jun. 25, 2008, 3:20pm

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.

Brown sues home lender Countrywide

Chris Amico Jun. 25, 2008, 2:42pm

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.

Legal expert calls Exxon Valdez decision 'limited'

Chris Rizo Jun. 25, 2008, 2:00pm

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.

Aetna underpaying students, Blumenthal says

John O'Brien Jun. 25, 2008, 1:59pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Health insurance provider Aetna has been cheating college students in Connecticut, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Wednesday.

Supreme Court slashes Exxon Valdez award

Chris Rizo Jun. 25, 2008, 11:45am

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.

Brown urged to investigate gas station accuracy

Chris Rizo Jun. 25, 2008, 11:25am

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.

Illinois AG to file suit against Countrywide Corp.

Chris Rizo Jun. 25, 2008, 11:00am

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.

Vt. McDonald's owner settles with Sorrell

John O'Brien Jun. 25, 2008, 10:50am

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.

AGs call for federal shield law

Chris Rizo Jun. 24, 2008, 9:00pm

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.

Shurtleff released from hospital

Chris Rizo Jun. 24, 2008, 8:18pm

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.

Missouri Supreme Court affirms midwifery law

Chris Rizo Jun. 24, 2008, 7:16pm

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.

Jersey will get paid by Rite Aid

John O'Brien Jun. 24, 2008, 1:20pm

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.

Harris endorsed by former Missouri Lt. Gov.

Chris Rizo Jun. 24, 2008, 12:51pm

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 again helps author bill

John O'Brien Jun. 24, 2008, 12:39pm

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.

Nickles expected to be nominated DC attorney general

Chris Rizo Jun. 24, 2008, 2:20am

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.