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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.

Fen-Phen trial begins against plantiffs'attorneys

Chris Rizo May 12, 2008, 3:16pm

Judge William Bertelsman COVINGTON, Ky. (Legal Newsline)-Three embattled plaintiffs' attorneys go on trial Monday for allegedly bilking clients out of $46 million from Kentucky's Fen-Phen settlement.

Indiana Gov. endorses Costas for AG

Chris Rizo May 12, 2008, 2:52pm

Costas INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Legal Newsline)- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels on Monday endorsed fellow Republican Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas for state Indiana attorney general.

Maynard info won't be released before primary

John O'Brien May 12, 2008, 2:50pm

Maynard CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - A circuit judge on Monday denied The Associated Press' wish to hammer out issues surrounding a denied request for a log of West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Spike Maynard's e-mails and phone calls before Tuesday's primary election.

Justices' recusals allow anti-apartheid suit to go forward

Legal News Line May 12, 2008, 1:25pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit will move forward against 33 companies that did business in South Africa during apartheid because the U.S. Supreme Court was unable to form a quorum.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects smoker's lawsuit

Chris Rizo May 12, 2008, 12:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday by a California smoker who alleged the $206 billion tobacco settlement between 46 states and the four major cigarette companies violated antitrust laws.

Blumenthal: CNG should forgo collecting on 'make-up' bills

Chris Rizo May 12, 2008, 12:13pm

GREENWICH, Conn. (Legal Newsline)-Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Monday urged state regulators to block Connecticut Natural Gas from collecting $1.4 million from 3,400 customers he said it illegally billed in January.

Florida AG sues pharmacy over $400,000 fraud

Legal News Line May 12, 2008, 9:18am

Bill McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline)--Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is suing a Miami pharmacy owner that allegedly defrauded the state's Medicaid program out of more than $400,000.

Dann kicked out of Democratic Party

Chris Rizo May 10, 2008, 3:00pm

Marc Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)- Embattled Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann on Saturday was stripped of his endorsement by the Ohio Democratic Party amid a sexual harassment scandal in his office.

Oregon AG pursues racketeering case against bridge builder

Chris Rizo May 10, 2008, 2:32pm

Hardy Myers SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)- Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers is pursuing a racketeering lawsuit against Ross Bros. & Co. for allegedly trying to defraud the Oregon Department of Transportation out of more than $1.1 million.

Group sues Sears, GE over water filters

Chris Rizo May 10, 2008, 1:11pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline)- The Center for Environmental Health claims in a lawsuit that General Electric Co., Sears Roebuck and Co., Whirlpool Corp. are poisoning the public by selling water filtration systems that discharge arsenic into the water.

MTBE settlement could grow, lawyers say

Chris Amico May 9, 2008, 8:00pm

Scott Summy SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)--Oil companies have agreed to pay $422 million in clean up costs to settle lawsuits over their use of MTBE, a gasoline additive blamed for contaminating water supplies.

McGrath files reply in water rights case against Wyoming

Chris Rizo May 9, 2008, 7:26pm

Mike McGrath HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) --Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath says a long-standing water agreement his state has with Wyoming protects Montana residents' use of water from Yellowstone River.

Brown reaches agreement with San Diego airport to cut emissions

Chris Rizo May 9, 2008, 3:43pm

Jerry Brown SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-The California Attorney General's Office has announced an agreement with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority aimed at reducing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions.

Dann vows not to resign

Chris Rizo May 9, 2008, 3:00pm

Marc Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)-Embattled Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann vowed Friday not to resign, as many of his Democratic colleges have urged him to do.

Schlafly rails against appointed state judges

Chris Rizo May 9, 2008, 2:31pm

Phyllis Schlafly ALTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Conservative author and commentator Phyllis Schlafly is touting a measure on the November ballot in Kansas that she says could "send shock waves" through the judiciary.