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GOP's former AG, Gov. hopeful is early S.D. Supreme Court pick

Legal News Line Jun. 26, 2007, 1:00am

Justice Richard Sabers PIEERE -- Republican former South Dakota Attorney General Mark Barnett may be headed for a rapid rise up the state's judicial ranks.

Attorneys fees still climbing for Chungs

John O'Brien Jun. 25, 2007, 3:16pm

Manning WASHINGTON, D.C. - A litigation nightmare ended in a dream ruling for Jin and Soo Chung. Now there's the matter of the bill.

Allstate, Scruggs settle

John O'Brien Jun. 25, 2007, 2:49pm

GULFPORT, Miss. - The Scruggs Katrina Group, a team of lawyers led by prominent plaintiffs attorney Richard Scruggs, has reached an agreement with Allstate Insurance Co. to create a procedure for settling disputed claims stemming from Hurricane Katrina.

Loss total for plaintiff in $54 million missing pants suit

John O'Brien Jun. 25, 2007, 11:18am

Pearson WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia Superior Court Judge on Monday ruled against Roy Pearson, the administrative law judge who sued his dry cleaner for $54 million for allegedly misplacing his pants, and ordered him to pay the defendants' court costs.

Legislation will give Lynch more power

John O'Brien Jun. 22, 2007, 2:39pm

Lynch PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch has come out the clear winner of his battle with an airport after legislation was passed late Thursday targeted at improving air quality there.

City of Milwaukee loses lead paint case

John O'Brien Jun. 22, 2007, 2:27pm

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The former manufacturers of lead paint can continue celebrating as they claimed yet another victory Friday in the ongoing saga of public nuisance lawsuits filed against them.

Stumbo, Marathon arguing jurisdiction in price-gouging suit

John O'Brien Jun. 22, 2007, 1:50pm

Stumbo FRANKFORT, Ky. - In response to Marathon Oil's diversity jurisdiction argument, Kentucky's Greg Stumbo recently offered a history lesson from other attorneys general.

Harm insufficiently up-close to bring class action suit: Iowa SC

Legal News Line Jun. 22, 2007, 6:19am

Chief Justice Marsha K. Ternus DES MOINES -- An Iowa class action lawsuit against the two credit card giants can't stand up because the plaintiffs' injuries are too "remote," the state's Supreme Court ruled today.

Digitized documents no different in corporate spat, Wis. SC rules

Legal News Line Jun. 22, 2007, 5:24am

Justice Louis B. Butler Jr. MADISON -- E-mails written within a company could be dragged into public light should the venture end in tears, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled today.

USSC ruling lands one-two punch on litigious investors, lawyers

Legal News Line Jun. 22, 2007, 12:59am

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court gave publicly-traded companies two big reasons to pop the bubbly with a key decision Wednesday.

Congressional vote doesn't go McDonnell's way

John O'Brien Jun. 21, 2007, 3:25pm

McDonnell RICHMOND, Va. - All Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell wanted was a little more time, but the House of Representatives just wouldn't give it to him.

McKenna's PR staff busy with consumer launch into blogosphere

Legal News Line Jun. 21, 2007, 4:59am

Rob McKenna OLYMPIA -- The original definition of "blogging" looked to be further undermined yesterday when Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna published his office's first effort.

Accused judge named one of Cal. SC chief's policy group newbies

Legal News Line Jun. 21, 2007, 4:28am

Chief Justice Ronald M. George SACRAMENTO -- California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. George has put his own judicial stamp on the state court system's main policy-making body.

Illinois AG charges docs colluded to black-ball Medicaid patients

Legal News Line Jun. 19, 2007, 5:11am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has charged the biggest two medical clinic chains in the college twin-towns with breaching anti-trust laws.

Lawyers get finger-lickin' ruling in Oklahoma AG's chicken suit

Legal News Line Jun. 18, 2007, 10:52am

Drew Edmondson OKLAHOMA CITY -- The three law firms hired by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson to sue "big chicken" look set to collect plenty of golden eggs.

Koch the answer for Tenn. SC

John O'Brien Jun. 15, 2007, 4:00pm

Koch NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Supreme Court finally has a full complement of justices with the Friday addition of former Court of Appeals Judge William Koch Jr.

Business gives Vermont $1 million in Medicaid dispute

John O'Brien Jun. 14, 2007, 3:00pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell said a laboratory testing company overcharged his state's Medicaid program and recently announced the settling of those charges.

More lead paint decisions coming soon

John O'Brien Jun. 14, 2007, 2:00pm

The Supreme Courts of New Jersey and Ohio will soon make their decisions on the viability of public nuisance lawsuits against paint companies that once produced lead paint.

Blumenthal celebrating new consumer protection law

John O'Brien Jun. 14, 2007, 12:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut recently decided to implement a new bill that is designed to protect consumers who have their health insurance abruptly cancelled.

Two-day pants trial over, ruling on the way

John O'Brien Jun. 14, 2007, 10:00am

Pearson WASHINGTON, D.C. - An emotional trial that has $54 million on the line wrapped up in Washington D.C. Superior Court Wednesday.