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Ohio AG resigns amid sex scandal

Chris Rizo May 14, 2008, 4:42pm

Marc Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, facing the possibility of impeachment, announced Wednesday he is resigning.

W. Va.'s chief justice will no longer hear cases

Chris Rizo May 14, 2008, 4:37pm

Maynard CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline)-West Virginia Chief Justice Elliott "Spike" Maynard will no longer be hearing cases since he lost his re-election bid Tuesday.

Blumenthal files appeal to block costs of No Child Left Behind

Chris Rizo May 14, 2008, 4:25pm

Richard Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline)-Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday appealed a federal judge's ruling against the state's challenge to the No Child Left Behind Law.

Brown asked to weigh-in on artificial turf safety

Chris Amico May 14, 2008, 3:28pm

Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California moved closer to formally warning parents about unsafe chemicals in artificial fields this week.

Blumenthal reaches $1.7 million settlement with Mutual of Omaha

Chris Rizo May 14, 2008, 3:13pm

Richard Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) -Mutual of Omaha has agreed to a $1.7 million settlement with the Connecticut attorney general to end an investigation into the commissions the company paid to pension plan brokers.

Reporter asked to leave hearing in Colossus class action

Legal News Line May 14, 2008, 1:00pm

TEXARKANA, Ark. (Legal Newsline)-A reporter covering a hearing in the biggest class action lawsuit ever filed in America was asked to leave a Miller County, Ark. courtroom Tuesday by Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson.

U.S. solicitor general announces retirement

Legal News Line May 14, 2008, 9:41am

Clement WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Justice Department attorney who represents the Bush administration's legal positions before the Supreme Court announced Wednesday he is retiring.

Brown's crackdown on bingo machines could hurt charities

Chris Amico May 13, 2008, 8:33pm

Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California charities that have used electronic bingo machines for fundraising may see lean times ahead, they told Legal Newsline.

Montana AG candidate Bruner vows to defend damage-award cap

Chris Rizo May 13, 2008, 5:00pm

Lee Bruner HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline)-The Republican candidate for Montana attorney general Lee Bruner has vowed to protect the state's cap on non-economic damages from malpractice awards and has called for the state to use coal mining to help public schools.

Impeachment papers filed against Ohio AG

Chris Rizo May 13, 2008, 3:00pm

Marc Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) -Articles of impeachment were filed Tuesday against embattled Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.

Oregon AG candidate rakes in union money

Chris Rizo May 13, 2008, 2:26pm

John Kroger SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-The Service Employees International Union has poured more money in Oregon's attorney general's race, giving John Kroger more money to battle fellow Democrat Greg Macpherson.

Gambling cruises not subject to reporting total profit, S.C. high court says

John O'Brien May 13, 2008, 2:15pm

Beatty COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) - The operators of casino boats do not have to report their overall earnings to the state, the South Carolina Supreme Court decided Monday.

Paralegal charged with performing attorney duties settles

John O'Brien May 13, 2008, 1:12pm

Cuomo RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York attorneys -- and those who impersonate them -- may be living in fear of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Wendy's owner pleads guilty to cheating employees

John O'Brien May 13, 2008, 12:47pm

Coakley SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Legal Newsline) - The company that abruptly shut down 13 Wendy's restaurants in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to not paying the employees who were left without jobs.

McDonnell: New taxes not needed for road problems

John O'Brien May 13, 2008, 11:51am

McDonnell RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) - Before he makes his own run at Governor, Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell offered some criticism of current Gov. Tim Kaine's $1 billion transportation plan.

Publisher agrees to $1.2 million in refunds

Legal News Line May 13, 2008, 11:44am

McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline)-A major U.S. publisher that sells books to government agencies, law firms and other businesses has agreed to issue $1.2 million in refunds for billing for merchandise that customers didn't order.

Bill would allow Ohio inspector general to investigate Dann

Chris Rizo May 13, 2008, 1:00am

Marc Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)- Legislation that would allow the Ohio inspector general to investigate state Attorney General Marc Dann is winding its way through the Legislature.

Toyota loses $4.3 million patent appeal for hybrid technology

Chris Rizo May 12, 2008, 5:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a $4.3 million award against Toyota Motor Corp. for using another company's patented technology in its hybrid vehicles.

LaQuinta Inns agrees to refunds for price gouging

Chris Rizo May 12, 2008, 4:30pm

La Quinta Inn, Oklahoma City Airport OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Legal Newsline)- LaQuinta Inns has agreed to pay a $50,000 fine and issue refunds to Oklahomans who were overcharged for hotel rooms during a December ice storm.

Biden: Abuses cited in review of Delaware Psychiatric Center

Chris Rizo May 12, 2008, 3:42pm

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline)-Delaware Attorney General Joseph "Beau" Biden III announced Monday that the Delaware Department of Justice has concluded its ten-month investigation of allegations of patient abuse at the Delaware Psychiatric Center.