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Hood says he is trying to keep the peace

John O'Brien Mar. 7, 2007, 4:11pm

Hood WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, though he has created quite a fuss lately, says it was all in the name of keeping things quiet.

Transportation battle vital to Virginia's businesses, AG says

John O'Brien Mar. 7, 2007, 1:28pm

McDonnell WASHINGTON, D.C. - When Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell says his state's transportation system is at a crossroads, in his mind he probably pictures a crowded intersection in need of a few more driving lanes.

High-flying Missouri trial lawyer faces billing fraud charges

Legal News Line Mar. 7, 2007, 6:30am

Ken McClain

Business, AGs growing apart, former Solicitor General says

John O'Brien Mar. 6, 2007, 6:55pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A former legal advisor to President Clinton warned state attorneys general Tuesday that there is a growing problem between them and big businesses.

U.S. Chamber speaks to NAAG

John O'Brien Mar. 6, 2007, 6:14pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Counterfeiting and piracy are becoming larger problems and costing people their jobs, members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told the National Association of Attorneys General Tuesday.

Supreme Court ruling keeps Idaho's water flowing downstream

Legal News Line Mar. 6, 2007, 8:35am

Justice Linda Copple Trout BOISE -- The towns and farmlands of eastern Idaho are safe from being dried-out, for the time being, thanks to a unanimous ruling yesterday by the Idaho Supreme Court.

AG Rowe: Real ID won't work

John O'Brien Mar. 5, 2007, 7:28pm

Maine AG Steven Rowe spoke Monday at the National Association of Attorneys General spring meeting. (Photo by Jason Turner) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe's position on the REAL ID Act of 2005 couldn't have been any clearer Monday during the National Association of Attorneys General spring meeting.

Securities industry asks for help from AGs

John O'Brien Mar. 5, 2007, 6:50pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The President-Elect of the oldest securities association in the United States on Monday asked for cooperation from the state attorneys general attending the National Association of Attorneys General spring meeting.

NAAG spring meeting kicks off

John O'Brien Mar. 5, 2007, 6:46pm

John Walsh spoke Monday at the National Association of Attorneys General annual meeting in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jason Turner) WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Attorneys General, currently holding its annual spring meeting, is celebrating its 100th year -- though President Thurbert Baker isn't sure of what after talking with an attendee.

Governor's self-interest drops Madigan from suit: critic

Legal News Line Mar. 5, 2007, 10:38am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's move to dump Attorney General Lisa Madigan as his advocate in a controversial case is taking a hammering.

Supreme Court 'taxing' class-action cases by delay, says opponent

Legal News Line Mar. 5, 2007, 8:49am

A Texas-based legal observer and class-action proponent has slammed last Friday's Supreme Court decision in a long-running class-action suit trial.

Both candidates get airing in divided Supreme Court race

Legal News Line Mar. 5, 2007, 7:55am

Annette Ziegler It was a busy weekend for followers of the battleground race for the vacant seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Lawyer taking on Starbucks not registered with state

Legal News Line Mar. 5, 2007, 1:45am

A parking lot slip-and-fall outside a Starbucks establishment is the cause of a recent personal injury action brought against the corporation. The plaintiff is represented by Lawrence P. Maya of Chicago's Deer & Stone, P.C.

W.Va. group sends AG sunblock in case open governbill bill passes

Chris Dickerson Mar. 3, 2007, 10:00am

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A tube of sunblock protection has been sent to West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw in anticipation that an open government bill in the state Legislature will become law.

Doctor's orders, not medical basis, still the Workers' Comp standard in Delaware

John O'Brien Mar. 2, 2007, 3:18pm

Berger DOVER, Del. - The Delaware Supreme Court recently held a doctor's no work order is good enough for a Workers' Compensation claimant to receive total disability benefits, even if no medical basis is shown for it.

Classes in class-action suits must meet guidelines, SC rules

Legal News Line Mar. 2, 2007, 9:19am

Justice Dale Wainwright AUSTIN -- The Texas Supreme Court decertified a class action lawsuit in a unanimous but lengthy opinion released today.

Gov. doesn't want AG on team in Federal subpoena fight

Legal News Line Mar. 2, 2007, 5:45am

Lisa Madigan SPRINGFIELD, IL -- The public rift between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Governor Rod Blagojevich is growing deeper.

Attorney: AG Hood misrepresenting State Farm's position

John O'Brien Mar. 1, 2007, 4:15pm

Hood Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood sounded as confused as most observers when he tried to explain to a House subcommittee how State Farm Insurance Co. is applying its policies to homeowners claims after Hurricane Katrina, an insurance attorney said Thursday.

W.Va. AG hands out more settlement money

Chris Dickerson Mar. 1, 2007, 2:11pm

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In a span of two weeks after promising otherwise, Attorney General Darrell McGraw handed out $500,000 in lawsuit settlement money.

Oregon AG nabs tobacco black-marketers dodging high tax rates

Legal News Line Mar. 1, 2007, 10:24am

Hardy Myers SALEM -- Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers today announced a swathe of arrests in a crime as old as taxation itself.