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Pay equity plaintiff to address Democratic National Convention

By Chris Rizo | Aug 18, 2008

Lilly Ledbetter DENVER, Colo. (Legal Newsline)-The woman who lost a pay equity case before the U.S. Supreme Court this year will address the Democratic National Convention here next week.

Brown on possible gubernatorial run: 'Stay tuned'

By Legal News Line | Aug 18, 2008

Jerry Brown (D) SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Jerry Brown has two words for those waiting for him to decide if he will run to replace Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010: "Stay tuned."

Swanson sues 10th mortgage rescue company

By Chris Rizo | Aug 18, 2008

Lori Swanson (D) ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline)-Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued two more home foreclosure consultants Monday, alleging that the companies defrauded homeowners.

Frequent litigant announces run for mayor

By Chris Rizo | Aug 18, 2008

Ashland Springs Hotel ASHLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-The mysterious man in this picturesque Southern Oregon town who has become synonymous with suing a City Hall he says is fraught with corruption has announced he will run to be its next mayor.

Brown calls California a model of energy efficiency; Calls for R&D tax breaks

By Legal News Line | Aug 16, 2008

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)--California Attorney General Jerry Brown told Legal Newsline he believes America needs an efficiency expert.

Official slams Goddard's proposed Honeywell settlement

By Chris Rizo | Aug 16, 2008

Gary Pierce (R) PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline)-A $6 million settlement Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard announced this week with Honeywell might be illegal, state Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce said.

New Mexico AG urges Congress to remedy land-grant claims

By Chris Rizo | Aug 16, 2008

Gary King (D) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline)-New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he wants the state's congressional delegation to "consider all appropriate alternatives" to address the historical treatment of land grants in the Land of Enchantment.

Taxol settlement funds put books in Oregon libraries

By Chris Rizo | Aug 16, 2008

Hardy Myers (D) SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers says beginning this week local libraries will be receiving books and CDs on cancer care that were bought with residual funds from a multi-state antitrust settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb.

John McCain sued by singer Jackson Browne

By Chris Rizo | Aug 16, 2008

John McCain (R) LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne has filed a lawsuit against Republican presidential hopeful John McCain and the Republican National Committee for using his 1977 hit song "Running on Empty," in a television ad.

AG sues Civil War cannon business

By Chris Rizo | Aug 16, 2008

Jay Nixon (D) JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (Legal Newsline)-A legal barrage has hit a Warsaw, Mo.-based Civil War cannon business.

Skyrocketing medical costs blamed for proposed workers' comp. increase

By Chris Rizo | Aug 16, 2008

Steve Poizner (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-An increase in medical costs in California could begin to cost businesses in the Golden State in the way of increased workers' compensation premiums.

Brown: Countrywide talks 'ongoing and intensive'

By Legal News Line | Aug 15, 2008

Jerry Brown (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown confirmed Friday that he is in ongoing negotiations with Bank of America, the parent company of Countrywide Financial Corp., over the mortgage company's alleged misconduct in its lending practices.

Cuomo keeps momentum in ARS probe

By John O'Brien | Aug 15, 2008

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Wachovia has joined the group of auction rate securities sellers that has returned billions of dollars to investors as a result of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation.

Conn. AG supports N.Y. brief in Broadwater issue

By John O'Brien | Aug 15, 2008

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Broadwater Energy is asking the U.S. Department of Commerce to allow it to construct a liquefied natural gas facility in Long Island Sound.

Tesoro liable for million-dollar tax bill, Washington justices rule

By Chris Rizo | Aug 15, 2008

Mary Fairhurst OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company is responsible for a nearly $1 million state tax bill, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled this week.

Sorrell gets involved in high-profile prescription drug case

By John O'Brien | Aug 15, 2008

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell wants the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a $6.7 million decision against prescription drug maker Wyeth.

Online travel company targeted by AG posts quarterly loss

By Chris Rizo | Aug 15, 2008

WOOD RIVER, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-YTB International, the Illinois-based Internet travel agency under fire from the California attorney general, posted a loss in the most recent quarter, compared to the $1.6 million profit the company made in the same period a year ago.

City attorney pushes for Countrywide injunction without AG Brown

By Legal News Line | Aug 15, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- The altruism of Donald Trump saved Ed McMahon's home from foreclosure Thursday, but hundreds of thousands of not-so-famous Californians remain desperate for help, an official told Legal Newsline.

Donnelly to ask for recount

By Chris Rizo | Aug 15, 2008

Margaret Donnelly (D) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline)-State Rep. Margaret Donnelly, who narrowly lost the race for the Democratic nomination in the Missouri attorney general race, said Friday she will request a recount.

Ethics panel advances complaint against Hecht; Postpones Medina matter

By Chris Rizo | Aug 15, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-The Texas Ethics Commission has decided to hold a formal hearing to investigate charges that state Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht accepted an illegal campaign contribution, a watchdog group told Legal Newsline on Friday.

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