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Insurance companies agree to restore rescinded policies

Chris Rizo May 16, 2008, 9:13pm

Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Following word of an investigation by the California attorney general's office, two of the state's largest healthcare plans have agreed to reinstate 1,092 patients whose policies were dropped after they incurred high medical expenses.

Iowa AG files suit over sweepstakes scam

Chris Rizo May 16, 2008, 2:54pm

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline)-Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that a direct-mail operator deceived Iowans into thinking they had won cash prizes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Oregon AG warns presidential hopefuls over 'robo' calls

Chris Rizo May 16, 2008, 2:19pm

Myers SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers has warned Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for violating the state's law that bans candidates from making automated phone calls to phones on the federal do-not-call list.

Carter says aide is man for his job

John O'Brien May 16, 2008, 1:24pm

Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Current Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is throwing his support to his top aide in the battle to find his replacement.

Blumenthal wants federal cooperation on nursing home issue

John O'Brien May 16, 2008, 1:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal again made an appearance before Congress Thursday, testifying in favor of new laws that would regulate nursing homes.

Former Solicitor General: Benjamin bullheaded on recusal issue

John O'Brien May 15, 2008, 5:46pm

Benjamin CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - The center of controversy on the West Virginia Supreme Court may have shifted to Justice Brent Benjamin.

Ohio AG staffers picking up pieces after Dann's disgracing

John O'Brien May 15, 2008, 4:00pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - In the wake of Marc Dann's resignation, those who kept their jobs through the recent group of scandals at the Ohio Attorney General's office on Thursday received an update on their coming transition.

Motley Rice paycheck up for debate

John O'Brien May 15, 2008, 3:37pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - After nine years of work, plaintiffs law firm Motley Rice is now wondering if it will be paid for its landmark lawsuit against the former manufacturers of lead paint, while others ponder if it should be.

After nearly a decade, public nuisance issue finally brought before R.I. SC

John O'Brien May 15, 2008, 2:21pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) - Time might not run against the sovereign, but the clock is now ticking on Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch's historic lawsuit against the former manufacturers of lead paint.

Fla. AG seeks $6.5 million fine of Verizon

Chris Rizo May 15, 2008, 2:17pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline)-Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is asking state regulators to fine Verizon Communications $6.5 million for what he called repeated violations of state service rules.

California justices overturn gay marriage ban

Chris Rizo May 15, 2008, 12:32pm

Chief Justice Ronald George SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-The California Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the state ban on same-sex marriage, marking a major victory for gay rights advocates.

Workman's primary showing impressive, analyst says

Chris Dickerson May 15, 2008, 12:30pm

Workman CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - One West Virginia political observer says Margaret Workman should feel especially good about her strong showing in the Democratic primary race for Supreme Court.

Texas gamer wins $21M award in patent suit against Nintendo

Marilyn Tennissen May 15, 2008, 12:00pm

Cawley BEAUMONT, Texas(Legal Newsline)--A small East Texas gaming company has won a $21 million jury verdict in a patent infringement case against Nintendo.

Alaska AG to review polar bear listing as threatened

Chris Rizo May 15, 2008, 11:00am

Gov. Sarah Palin ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) - Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg will review a federal decision to list polar bears as a threatened species, Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday.

California justices to rule on gay marriage ban

Chris Rizo May 15, 2008, 10:20am

Newsom SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-The California Supreme Court will rule Thursday on the legality of the state ban on same-sex marriage, in one of the high court's most closely watched cases this session.

Ohio's once defiant AG resigns office

Chris Rizo May 14, 2008, 11:19pm

Marc Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, facing the possibility of impeachment over an office sex scandal, announced his resignation Wednesday.

R.I. justices reject Canadian asbestos cases

Chris Rizo May 14, 2008, 10:31pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) -The Rhode Island Supreme Court has ordered 39 asbestos cases that Canadian residents had filed in the state to be dismissed.

Poll: Oregon's AG race a dead heat

Chris Rizo May 14, 2008, 9:16pm

Greg Macpherson SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newline)-The two candidates-both Democrats- vying to be Oregon's next attorney general are in a statistical dead heat, a poll indicates.

Class action filed against KeyBank over student loans

Chris Rizo May 14, 2008, 8:40pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-A group of students in California say they were ripped off by a bank that teamed up with bogus vocational schools to leave students deep in debt, according a lawsuit filed against KeyBank USA.

Kansas justices hear AG's casino appeal

Chris Rizo May 14, 2008, 8:00pm

Stephen Six TOPEKA, Kansas (Legal Newsline)-The Kansas Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the gambling case between the state attorney general and the Kansas Lottery.