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Senator Stevens guilty of all seven corruption counts

Ted Stevens (R) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A Washington jury on Monday found U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska guilty of all seven corruption counts he was charged with over gifts he accepted from an oil industry contractor but failed to report.

Debate over Hood's demands to be battled in Miss. court

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has decided not to block Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's investigation into a power company that says he has no reason to do probe it.

Connecticut S.C. upholds ruling in Lloyd's of London lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld a lower court rulings in two cases in which Lloyd's of London was seeking restitution from a convicted felon.

Fraudulent vehicle inspections lead to lawsuits in Mass.

Martha Coakley (D) BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- Seven Massachusetts motor vehicle inspection stations are facing lawsuits after falsely giving passing emission test results to cars through deceptive practices.

Ohio SC swings back to being a 'balanced court'

Mark Behrens COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-Over the last decade, the Ohio Supreme Court has turned from being one of the most respected courts in the nation to being a pro-plaintiff forum and back again to having a "solid reputation," said one of the nation's leading corporate defense attorneys.

Brown's inter-governmental battle nets $160 million refund

Jerry Brown (D) LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown's legal victory over the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power ended with a $160 million refund to the state, the Los Angeles Unified School District and other state agencies.

Obama citizenship question goes to U.S. Supreme Court

Barack Obama (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The former deputy Pennsylvania attorney general who challenged Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's qualifications to be president has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Montana AG race: Democrat leads by 8 points

Steve Bullock (D) BILLINGS, Mont. (Legal Newsline)-The Democratic nominee for Montana attorney general has an eight-point lead over his Republican opponent, a new poll indicates.

San Diego's city pension fund loses $789 million

Michael Aguirre (D) SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline)- San Diego's city pension system has lost $789 million in the past year as a result of the nation's financial crisis, said City Attorney Michael Aguirre.

Justices: Apartments should be taxed more than condominiums

David Baker DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline)- Apartments should be taxed at a higher rate than condominiums, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Ohio candidate calls for FBI-style checks on AG staff

Mike Crites (R) COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-Senior members of the Ohio attorney general's staff should undergo comprehensive background checks, said the Republican running for the seat.

Michigan AG: First-time voters must cast ballots in person

Mike Cox (R) LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline)-First-time voters in Michigan who have either registered to vote by mail or with a third party group must vote in person on Nov. 4, state Attorney General Mike Cox said in an informal legal opinion Friday.

Dynegy to disclose climate risks

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Climate change risks must now be disclosed by a national energy company to investors following an agreement announced by the New York attorney general.

Kansas AG sues 13 drug companies over pricing

Steve Six (D) TOPEKA, Kansas (Legal Newsline)-Thirteen pharmaceutical companies are being sued by Kansas Attorney General Steve Six for allegedly price gouging the state's Medicaid program, officials said Friday.

Wisconsin AG vows to appeal voter verification ruling

J.B. Van Hollen (R) MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Thursday he will appeal a court ruling today that threw out his lawsuit to force officials to cross-check information on voter rolls.

Wasden publishes manual on mortgage fraud and foreclosure

Lawrence Wasden (R) BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) -- Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has released a new manual to help consumers avoid mortgage fraud and foreclosure.

Court rules Fla. workers' comp. attorneys entitled to 'reasonable' fees

Florida Supreme Court building TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline)-The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a lawyer representing an injured worker is entitled to reasonable fees, sparking a sharp rebuke from the state Chamber of Commerce.

Indiana pharmacy settles Medicaid lawsuit

Steve Carter (R) INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) -- A Gary, Ind.-based pharmacy has agreed to pay a nearly $3,500 to settle claims it didn't follow Medicaid procedures designed to limit certain recipients' access to controlled substances.

Florida joins FTC in "Operation Clean Sweep"

Bill McCollum (R) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) -- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has announced the state is participating in a nationwide collaborative effort that is targeting credit repair operators.

N.D. Supreme Court rejects farmer's claim

Daniel Crothers BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline)-The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that grain elevator bonding laws do not extend to farmers who haul their crops outside the state.