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McKenna credits both parties for legislative successes

Legal News Line Mar. 19, 2007, 10:38am

Rob McKenna SPOKANE -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is claiming bipartisan support for his annual agenda thus far

Former Supreme Court hopeful could be booted from Appeals bench

Legal News Line Mar. 19, 2007, 7:39am

Judge Wendell Griffen LITTLE ROCK -- Outspoken Arkansas Court of Appeals Justice Wendell Griffen is set to finally face a disciplinary hearing over his controversial comments.

Judgment officially entered in lead paint case, companies appeal

John O'Brien Mar. 16, 2007, 5:14pm

Lynch PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Two paint companies found guilty of creating a public nuisance filed Friday in Rhode Island Superior Court their appeals to the state's Supreme Court.

Candidate better known than Supreme Court Chief, poll shows

Legal News Line Mar. 16, 2007, 7:22am

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson MADISON -- Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson earlier this week asked a legislative committee to support a bill increasing funding for the state's court system.

McKenna joins pursuit of foreclosure-help 'scams'

Legal News Line Mar. 15, 2007, 6:04am

Rob McKenna OLYMPIA -- As the sub-prime mortgage market starts to go south, lawsuits against foreclosure-rescue "scams" look headed in the opposite direction.

Contractors burned in electric explosion get new crack at suit

John O'Brien Mar. 14, 2007, 3:44pm

Seated is Chief Justice William Barker. Standing, from left, are justices Janice Holder, Gary Wade and Cornelia Clark. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The case of two contractors who were involved in an explosion on Trevecca Nazarene University's campus will be remanded and reopened after the Tennessee Supreme Court recently decided the summary judgment for the school was inappropriate.

Va. SC: Man who sunk own boat covered by insurance

John O'Brien Mar. 14, 2007, 2:33pm

RICHMOND - A recent Virginia Supreme Court opinion ruled against Allstate's claim that it should not have to pay a policyholder who sunk his own boat when he used a rake handle as a plug to substitute for closing a valve.

AG's post-promise handouts hit $1 million

Chris Dickerson Mar. 14, 2007, 12:44pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W. Va. - In the month since his top assistant promised otherwise, Attorney General Darrell McGraw has handed out $1 million of lawsuit settlement money to various groups across the state.

CEI: Blumenthal the Baptist, MySpace the bootlegger

John O'Brien Mar. 13, 2007, 4:04pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wants more regulations on social-networking Internet sites.

Attorney: State Farm settlement possibly "can't be fixed"

John O'Brien Mar. 13, 2007, 3:01pm

Hood GULFPORT, Miss. - A team of lawyers led by nationally known plaintiffs attorney Richard Scruggs has withdrawn its request for approval of a multi-million-dollar settlement reached with State Farm Insurance Co.

AG McCollum wants more sunshine

John O'Brien Mar. 13, 2007, 2:06pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sunshine on Bill McCollum's shoulders must make him happy.

Nixon agrees to let dam-burst suit shift to damaged county

Legal News Line Mar. 13, 2007, 10:58am

Jay Nixon JEFFERSON CITY -- Embattled utility AmerenUE has won an important victory in its on-going legal battle with Missouri attorney general Jay Nixon.

County must return payments stolen by employee, SC rules

Legal News Line Mar. 13, 2007, 10:37am

Justice William Ray Price, Jr. JEFFERSON CITY -- A title company is entitled to a refund of money stolen by an employee of the county deeds recorder, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled today.

Madigan latest AG to strike oil in petroleum-leak lawsuits

Legal News Line Mar. 13, 2007, 7:18am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois's Lisa Madigan might soon be the next attorney general to find that gasoline can be pricey even if it never touches a car's gas tank.

Blumenthal wants more MySpace regulations

John O'Brien Mar. 12, 2007, 5:12pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is backing a bill currently being considered in the state's legislature that would require social networking Internet sites to take new age-verification measures.

State Farm not likely going away quietly

John O'Brien Mar. 12, 2007, 4:06pm

Editor's note: This is the third of a three-part series of stories based on's conversation with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Military haircut's $1 rise sparks AG cartel probe

Legal News Line Mar. 12, 2007, 8:30am

Rob McKenna SPOKANE -- Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna's office fears that military clips might be clipping the military.

Judges must grant neutral-doctor exam in work comp cases: SC

Legal News Line Mar. 9, 2007, 6:29am

Justice Lorie S. Gildea ST. PAUL -- Lower courts hearing Worker's Compensation cases must grant timely requests for examination by a neutral medical professional, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled yesterday.

State rushes to pass new water laws after SC decision

Legal News Line Mar. 9, 2007, 4:33am

Idaho Supreme Court building BOISE -- The Idaho statehouse has wasted little time reacting to this week's ground-breaking decision by the state's Supreme Court on water rights.

AG Hood: Regulation, reform appropriate in insurance industry

John O'Brien Mar. 8, 2007, 3:30pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - To Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, selling insurance is a lot like driving a car.