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CVS settles in Nev. over allegations of expired products

By Nick Rees | Oct 23, 2009

Masto CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Nevada Attorneey General Catherine Cortez Masto has reached a settlement with a chain of pharmacy stores that is alleged to have sold certain products beyond their expiration dates.

Obama's consumer protection agency passes first test

By John O'Brien | Oct 23, 2009

Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A House committe has voted in favor of the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency, a new federal regulatory scheme that would also involve state attorneys general.

Wisc. AG: Workers will receive back-pay

By Nick Rees | Oct 23, 2009

Van Hollen WATERTOWN, Wisc. (Legal Newsline) - Almost $73,000 in compensation has been recovered for employees of Sustainable Groundwater Services, which closed earlier this year.

Settlement reached over allegations of gas price gouging in Va.

By Nick Rees | Oct 23, 2009

Mims RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - An Appomattox County gas station has agreed to a settlement with Virginia Attorney General Bill Mims stemming from raised prices for gasoline following a declaration of a state of emergency prior to Hurricane Ike.

Blumenthal responds to Pratt & Whitney

By John O'Brien | Oct 22, 2009

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal reiterated Wednesday that he should be allowed to file an amicus brief in the case of a company that is defending its choice to move 1,000 jobs out of the state.

Democrat enters AG race in Ala.

By John O'Brien | Oct 22, 2009

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Alabama's 2010 attorney general race now has a Democrat in the field.

Lawsuit filed against alleged Florida equity skimming scheme

By Nick Rees | Oct 22, 2009

McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A lawsuit has been filed against a Miami-Dade County business alleged to have victimized at least 20 South Florida homeowners through an equity skimming scheme.

Minn. company settles with Mass. AG over alleged unfair sales practices

By Nick Rees | Oct 22, 2009

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached an agreement with a Minnesota-based company over allegations of unfair sales practices in Massachusetts.

Conn. settles first-of -its-kind reinsurance antitrust case

By Nick Rees | Oct 22, 2009

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., has agreed to a $1.3 million settlement with Connecticut's attorney general over antitrust allegations.

Florida gets $7 million slice of Medicaid settlement pie

By Nick Rees | Oct 21, 2009

McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The state of Florida will receive more than $7 million as part of a settlement with four drug companies that failed to pay appropriate rebates for drugs paid for by Medicaid, the state's attorney general has announced.

Conn. gets $755K share of nationwide Medicaid fraud settlement

By Nick Rees | Oct 21, 2009

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Four drug makers accused of defrauding Medicaid will pay the state of Connecticut $775,000 as part of a nationwide settlement.

AGs announce intent to sue FedEx Ground

By Nick Rees | Oct 21, 2009

Bullock HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) - The attorneys general of Montana, New York and New Jersey have announced their intent to sue FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., for violating state labor laws.

AG Coakley signs brownsfield agreement with developer

By Nick Rees | Oct 21, 2009

Coakley LOWELL, Mass. (Legal Newsline) - The site of a former textile mill in downtown Lowell, Mass., will be cleaned up and redeveloped into affordable housing following a Brownfields Covenant Not to Sue Agreement between the state's attorney general and the site's owner.

Blumenthal says governor can't shutter mental health facility

By Nick Rees | Oct 21, 2009

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The governor cannot unilaterally close the Department of Children and Families' High Meadows facility in Hamden, Conn., the state's attorney general has said in a formal legal opinion.

McConnell tapped tobacco war chest to fund 9-year lead paint battle

By Steve Korris | Oct 21, 2009

McConnell PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Special from For nine years prospective federal judge nominee Jack McConnell battled paint makers with boundless powers he received from attorneys general he helped elect.

Eli Lilly paying $13M to Idaho in Zyprexa case

By John O'Brien | Oct 20, 2009

Wasden BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) - Idaho has announced the terms of its Zyprexa settlement with pharmaceutical maker Eli Lilly & Co., becoming the third state that held out of a multi-state agreement to do so.

Mass. SC sides with smokers in medical monitoring issue

By John O'Brien | Oct 20, 2009

Spina BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - The Massachusetts Supreme Court has allowed cigarette smokers in a federal class action lawsuit to continue pursuing medical monitoring costs from tobacco giant Philip Morris.

Wisc. man found to have dumped septage

By Nick Rees | Oct 20, 2009

Van Hollen MADISON, Wisc. (Legal Newsline) - A Wilton, Wisc., man and his corporation have been found guilty of civil environmental violations resulting from dumping septage onto the banks of a local creek.

Settlement money going to Ky. sheriffs

By Nick Rees | Oct 20, 2009

Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky sheriffs and their deputies will be the beneficiaries of settlement reached between state Attorney General Jack Conway and a Texas-based charity and its solicitor that allegedly used deceptive fundraising practices.

Va. Republicans maintain leads

By John O'Brien | Oct 20, 2009

McDonnell RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - Former Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell's lead in the race for governor is increasing as Election Day approaches, a recent poll shows.