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Hood sues State Farm for not settling

John O'Brien Jun. 11, 2007, 4:00pm

Hood JACKSON, Miss. - With an agreement settling allegations that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. unfairly treated its customers after 2005's Hurricane Katrina still not reached, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Monday charged the company with breaching the terms of a settlement that was rejected by a federal judge.

CALA, AG's office attack each other

Chris Dickerson Jun. 8, 2007, 4:00pm

West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has billboards like this one, located near the state Capitol, promoting its report on the practices of Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office. (Photo by Chris Dickerson, The West Virginia Record) CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Armed with a report and a statewide ad campaign, a watchdog group is urging legislators to rein in some of West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw's practices.

Dann taking advantage of new state law

John O'Brien Jun. 8, 2007, 4:00pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Now that Ohio's new predatory lending law is in effect, Attorney General Marc Dann has filed complaints against 10 companies for violating consumer protection laws.

Checks mailed from alleged check-mailing scheme

John O'Brien Jun. 8, 2007, 3:00pm

Stumbo FRANKFORT, Ky. - Restitution checks are being sent out in Kentucky to the alleged victims of a check soliciting scheme, Attorney General Greg Stumbo said Friday.

Legislature backs up Mich. Chief Justice

John O'Brien Jun. 7, 2007, 2:00pm

Taylor LANSING, Mich. - Michigan's legislature paid attention when Supreme Court Justice Clifford Taylor urged Gov. Jennifer Granholm to delay the appointment of a few judges.

Apartment leasing company lands in 'hot water' over surcharge

John O'Brien Jun. 7, 2007, 2:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - A West Hartford apartment leasing and management company will pay $200,000 to settle with Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who alleged the company imposed illegal heat and hot water surcharges.

Hood follows through with gas suits

John O'Brien Jun. 7, 2007, 1:00pm

Hood JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said he would sue those gas companies that wouldn't settle with him, and on Thursday he made good on that promise.

AGs tell EPA to bulk up

John O'Brien Jun. 6, 2007, 4:00pm

Cuomo NEW YORK - A group of 18 state attorneys general is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen the Clean Air Act.

W. Va. SC gives widow another crack at CSX in asbestos case

John O'Brien Jun. 6, 2007, 4:00pm

Justice Brent Benjamin was the lone dissenter CHARLESTON, W. Va. - During a juror examination in 2005, Dr. Edward Polack was asked why he wrote that he had a bias against personal injury attorneys.

N.J. AG's office picks up win against Exxon

John O'Brien Jun. 6, 2007, 2:00pm

TRENTON, N.J. - Exxon has to pay compensatory damages related to the alleged destruction of a natural resource, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided Wednesday.

Legislators don't agree with AG Blumenthal on power solution

John O'Brien Jun. 6, 2007, 2:00pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's House of Representatives on Tuesday refused to approve Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's proposal that would have taxed state power plants and provided a refund to ratepayers.

Dann begins prevailing wage campaign, criticizes former Republican AGs

John O'Brien Jun. 5, 2007, 5:00pm

Dann COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann on Monday used a recently reached prevailing wage settlement to springboard his efforts to make those laws more stringent while claiming previous attorneys general have failed to regulate businesses properly.

Mich. Chief Justice again pleads with Governor

John O'Brien Jun. 5, 2007, 4:00pm

Taylor LANSING, Mich. - Michigan Supreme Court Justice Clifford Taylor says recent cuts to the state's judicial budget are already being felt.

McGraw's money spreads to panhandles

John O'Brien Jun. 5, 2007, 3:00pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Proving that his controversial efforts to disperse money from a settlement gained on behalf of the West Virginia's Department of Health and Human Resources are indeed statewide, Attorney General Darrell McGraw last week spread $95,000 between the state's two panhandles.

AG Coakley says Mass. in a foreclosure crisis, introduces plan

John O'Brien Jun. 4, 2007, 1:00pm

Coakley BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley recently issued emergency regulations to deal with foreclosure rescue schemes, which she says are plaguing the Commonwealth.

McGraw's 'mistake' drawing criticism

John O'Brien Jun. 4, 2007, 1:00pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - After faltering in his plan to distribute an automobile consumers' guide, West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has been the subject of intense scrutiny.

Rite Aid will sell stores

John O'Brien Jun. 4, 2007, 12:00pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. - At the behest of Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell, the retail drug store chain Rite Aid will sell four of its stores in the state.

Baby Bell can take rate lawsuit back to state authority, SC rules

Legal News Line Jun. 4, 2007, 9:00am

Justice Phil Johnson AUSTIN -- For Southwestern Bell, it was a case of third time lucky.

McDonald's french fry class action suit dismissed in part by district court

Legal News Line Jun. 4, 2007, 3:00am

A class-action suit predicated on the allegedly fraudulent use of gluten in McDonald's french fries was dismissed in part on May 30 in an Illinois federal district court.

Lynch wants greenhouse gas legislation

John O'Brien Jun. 1, 2007, 1:00pm

Lynch PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch recently expressed his desire for greenhouse gas legislation in a letter to Rep. Peter Ginnait.