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Abbott sued by teachers' group

Chris Rizo Jun. 24, 2008, 1:52am

Greg Abbott (R) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is being sued by a teachers' group that wants to keep personal information gleaned from teacher background checks under wraps.

Shurtleff undergoes second surgery

Chris Rizo Jun. 24, 2008, 1:34am

Mark Shurleff (R) SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline)-Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff on Monday underwent a second surgery for an infection he developed in his left leg.

Coakley to meet with Obama supporters

Chris Rizo Jun. 24, 2008, 1:20am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline)-Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will be among Hillary Clinton supporters attending a meeting Thursday with key supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Blumenthal helps find soldiers' remains

Chris Rizo Jun. 24, 2008, 12:33am

Richard Blumenthal (D) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline)-Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is looking for state funds and experts to help in the search for the remains of 46 Continental Army soldiers who died in Milford, Conn., of smallpox in 1777.

Abbott reaches $600,000 settlement with EZCORP over its document handling

Chris Rizo Jun. 23, 2008, 8:42pm

Greg Abbott (R) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday reached an agreement with a pawn and payday lending company to settle claims it dumped customer records in trash bins.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects asbestos appeal

Chris Rizo Jun. 23, 2008, 12:55pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by W.R. Grace & Co. over the company's alleged release of asbestos from a Montana mine.

Vt. attorney general OKs hemp bill

Chris Rizo Jun. 23, 2008, 12:11pm

Industrial hemp MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline)-Vermont could become the second state in the nation to allow farmers to grow hemp, following a ruling by the attorney general that a proposal to allow the crop is legal.

McCollum criticizes redistricting proposal

Chris Rizo Jun. 23, 2008, 11:27am

Bill McCollum (R) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline)-Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has voiced concern over a proposed constitutional amendment that would change how lawmakers draw legislative boundaries.

Court hears Calif. homeschool case; Brown urges judges to overturn ruling

Chris Rizo Jun. 23, 2008, 10:50am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-Following a request by Attorney General Jerry Brown, a California appeals court today will reconsider a ruling that parents must hold teaching credentials to homeschool their children.

Critics work to overrun memo on corporate prosecution

Chris Rizo Jun. 22, 2008, 10:28pm

Michael Mukasey WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-A group of 32 former U.S. Attorneys are urging the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a vote on legislation aimed at protecting attorney-client privilege for corporations.

First black La. Supreme Court justice dies

Chris Rizo Jun. 22, 2008, 9:00pm

Revius Ortique Jr. NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Civil rights lawyer Revius Ortique Jr., who became the first black justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court, died Sunday of complications from a stroke. He was 84.

Cornyn pushes for securities class action reforms

Chris Rizo Jun. 22, 2008, 12:49pm

John Cornyn WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-U.S. Sen. John Cornyn this week will speak to the Federalist Society about legislation he has introduced aimed at preventing plaintiffs' attorneys from giving their clients kickbacks for filing lawsuits.

Corbett reaches $120 million settlement with Shell

Chris Rizo Jun. 22, 2008, 12:33pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has reached a $120 million settlement of claims against Royal Dutch Shell, brought on behalf of all U.S. investors who suffered losses as the result of the company's alleged actions.

Suthers drops NG pipeline lawsuit

Chris Rizo Jun. 22, 2008, 12:00pm

John Suthers DENVER (Legal Newsline)-Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has dropped a lawsuit against four oil companies for failing to control construction run-off near Parachute, Colo., a spokesman said.

Utah AG hospitalized, Israel trip canceled

Chris Rizo Jun. 22, 2008, 11:46am

Mark Shurtleff (R) SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline)-Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has been forced to cancel his upcoming trip to Israel as he recovers from emergency leg surgery this week, a spokesman said.

Kroger wins Democratic, Republican AG nominations

Chris Rizo Jun. 21, 2008, 4:34pm

John Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-Oregon's Democratic nominee for attorney general has also won the Republican nomination, final election results show.

Brown warns CVS over expired medications, baby formula

Chris Amico Jun. 21, 2008, 3:47pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown has called on CVS/Pharmacy outlets to pull expired products from their shelves after a state investigation found stores carrying out-of-date baby food and over-the-counter medications.

Landmark Exxon Valdez ruling likely Monday

Chris Rizo Jun. 21, 2008, 3:10pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will likely end the long-running class-action lawsuit over the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Critics scoff at Brown's environmental 'leadership'

Chris Amico Jun. 21, 2008, 1:55pm

Jerry Brown (D) LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)--The California Clean Air Coalition recognized state Attorney General Jerry Brown Friday for his efforts to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, but critics told Legal Newsline the award is out of line.

Alabama justices remand Hurricane Opal case

Chris Rizo Jun. 21, 2008, 1:48pm

Sue Bell Cobb MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline)-A Hurricane Opal lawsuit that has wound its way through Alabama courts for a decade has been bounced back to square one by the state Supreme Court.