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City can define 'family' to support zoning restrictions: Iowa SC

Justice David S. Wiggins DES MOINES -- A city zoning ordinance that prevents multi-family dwellings in some neighborhoods does not breach the Equal Protection clause, a split Iowa Supreme Court ruled today.

Cox celebrating expected rate reduction

LANSING, Mich. - An order from the Michigan Public Service Commission should reduce statewide utility rates by more than $100 million in the near future, Attorney General Mike Cox said Thursday.

Federal bill will infringe on Ct. laws, Blumenthal complains

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal would like to see a U.S. Senate mental health bill fail because he thinks it will dilute the effect Connecticut's laws can have.

Ohio SC: Experts don't lose status because defense stalled

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Medical experts who no longer spend more than half their time to active clinical practice may still testify as experts when the other side is guilty of stalling, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday.

CALA: McGraw staged media blitz in Eastern Panhandle

McGraw MARTINSBURG - Attorney General Darrell McGraw's ever-increasing presence in the state's Eastern Panhandle was the subject of a watchdog organization's speech Thursday.

Texas lottery commission might run raffles if AG Abbott gives nod

Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is currently mulling whether Texans could soon play a type of lottery more often seen at social fund-raisers.

Texas AG strong-arms guards' union over border workers' contracts

Greg Abbott AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott yesterday filed suits in two cities against the union covering security guards and companies supplying immigration and customs workers.

Woman sues McDonald's over chair collapse

CHICAGO -- A Chicago woman who fell to the floor when her chair at McDonald's broke has sued McDonald's and the manufacturer of the chair in a complaint filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Wendy's sued in Chicago slip and fall case

CHICAGO -- A Chicago woman has sued the Wendy's franchise in the Circuit Court of Cook County for injuries allegedly suffered when she slipped on a wet portion of the restaurant's floor.

TX watchdog slaps complaint trifecta on SC Justice over law bills

Justice Nathan Hecht AUSTIN -- Controversial Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht could once again find himself in a familiar role - defending himself against charges of judicial misconduct.

Company sending $5 million to N.J.

NEWARK, N.J. - For the second time this week, a company has settled allegations of market timing with a state attorney general.

Electric company has recovery limited in settlement with AG Coakley

Coakley BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached a settlement over a settlement, she announced Tuesday.

AG King hopes to get in middle of water controversy

King MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Attorney General Troy King is hoping to intervene in a lawsuit that he says has put a severe financial strain on the water system in Birmingham and surrounding areas.

McCollum subpoenaing calling card companies

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is worried about marketing tactics in the prepaid calling card industry and has launched an investigation.

Three AGs engineer settlement worth millions

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. - Another company has settled bid-rigging allegations brought by Connecticut, New York and Illinois, and will pay $115 million in doing so.

Report: Dann's actions providing target for Republicans

Dann CLEVELAND - A report in the Sunday Cleveland Plain Dealer chronicles the divide between Ohio's Republicans and Democratic Attorney General Marc Dann.

Dem. front-runner in Missouri AG race adds cash, gains opponent

Margaret Donnelly ST. LOUIS -- At least former Missouri Democratic House Minority Leader Jeff Harris will now have to spend some of that campaign cash he's socked away for his run at state attorney general in 2008.

Cuomo busy with water protection efforts

Cuomo NEW YORK - The majority of $8 million collected in five settlements by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will be used to protect the Bronx River from future water pollution and to expand an environmental protection program.

Gansler, coal company reach agreement

Gansler BALTIMORE - Mettiki Coal has settled allegations that it is polluting the air in Garrett County, Md., and will pay a $150,000 civil penalty.

Chicago water district sued over poisonous fumes that left workers dead

CHICAGO -- The surviving wife of a construction worker killed by poisonous fumes at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant District last month is suing the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.