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Dann loses support of key backer

John O'Brien May 9, 2008, 1:18pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - The largest labor organization in Ohio wants to see the resignation of troubled state Attorney General Marc Dann.

Oregon Supreme Court upholds malpractice limits

Chris Rizo May 9, 2008, 12:40pm

Chief Justice Paul De Muniz SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-The Oregon Supreme Court this week upheld a five-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice lawsuits involving minors.

Attorney had prior notice of Monaco photos

Chris Dickerson May 9, 2008, 11:42am

Maynard CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - A Princeton attorney said he was told in advance that photos showing West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Spike Maynard and Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship together in Monaco would become public as part of a motion in a Supreme Court case involving a $76 million verdict.

Utah AGO: State not liable for boy's mauling death

Chris Rizo May 9, 2008, 11:40am

Mark Shurtleff PROVO, Utah (Legal Newsline)-The Utah attorney general's office says the state is not responsible for the death of Sam Ives, an 11-year-old boy who was fatally mauled at a Utah campground last year by a black bear.

Mailers make mock McGraw memos

John O'Brien May 9, 2008, 11:36am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia businesses are on alert that letters claiming state Attorney General Darrell McGraw is investigating them are in the mail.

Title lender target of Va. suit

John O'Brien May 9, 2008, 10:57am

McDonnell RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell says a title lender in his state charged illegal interest rates for more than two years and is seeking relief for its customers in court.

Group blasts Texas Supreme Court for unsigned opinions

Chris Rizo May 8, 2008, 8:21pm

Alex Winslow AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-A bevy of opinions issued last year by the Texas Supreme Court were written anonymously, so voters have no way of knowing where particular justices stand on many cases, a watchdog group says.

In heaven there are no laws, Brown muses

Chris Amico May 8, 2008, 6:10pm

Laws are not the answer, California Attorney General Jerry Brown told a crowd in Modesto last week.

Oklahoma governor considers tort reform bill

Chris Rizo May 8, 2008, 5:00pm

Gov. Brad Henry OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Legal Newsline)-Legislation that would require an expert opinion confirming professional negligence before a lawsuit could be filed is headed to Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry's desk.

Nebraska AG Bruning visits Iraq

Chris Rizo May 8, 2008, 4:30pm

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning this week is visiting Kurdistan, in northern Iraq.

Jury gives $11.5 million to homeowners whose trees were cut down

Chris Rizo May 8, 2008, 4:00pm

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A Florida jury has ordered the state to pay $11.5 million as compensation to 58,225 residents of Broward County after the state cut down all the citrus trees in their yards as part of a disease-prevention plan.

Abbott: Horse meat ban doesn't violate Commerce Clause

Chris Rizo May 8, 2008, 3:36pm

Greg Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-It is illegal to ship horse meat across Texas, state Attorney General Greg Abbott said in a legal a legal opinion released this week.

Carter takes on book company

John O'Brien May 8, 2008, 3:00pm

Carter INDIANAPOLIS - On behalf of more than 100 unhappy customers, Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is suing book publisher Airleaf, formerly known as Bookman Marketing.

Attorneys settle with Cuomo, will pay back public benefits

John O'Brien May 8, 2008, 2:00pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation into attorneys ripping off public funds has produced two settlements.

Oregon justices affirm review of Sabbath-tourney scheduling

Chris Rizo May 8, 2008, 1:51pm

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that state school officials must review whether high school basketball tournament schedules should be adjusted to accommodate a team's religious beliefs.

Blumenthal, state agency team up on driving school

John O'Brien May 8, 2008, 1:34pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - An undercover sting has led to a Connecticut tractor trailer training school being temporarily shut down.

Facebook heeds MySpace in removing sex offender profiles

Ann Maher May 8, 2008, 12:38pm

Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline)-Facebook has agreed to remove profiles of known sex offenders from its social networking site, according to a settlement announced by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Check 'n Go settles case over its records handling

Chris Rizo May 8, 2008, 12:27pm

Greg Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday reached an agreement with one of the Lone State's largest payday lenders over claims the company recklessly disposed of consumers' financial information.

Texas SC: No switching to arbitration on eve of trial

Steve Korris May 8, 2008, 11:37am

Justice Scott Brister AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - For the first time, the Texas Supreme Court has cancelled an arbitrator's award because the winners carried a lawsuit too far before switching to arbitration.

Jiffy Lube settles oil storage suit with AG Brown

Chris Amico May 7, 2008, 7:31pm

Brown Under threat of litigation, Jiffy Lube Inc. has agreed to step up environmental protection at its 300-plus locations in California.