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Supreme Court OKs embattled port commissioner's recall

By Chris Rizo | Aug 15, 2008

Pat Davis OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that Port of Seattle Commissioner Pat Davis may be recalled, allowing open government advocate Chris Clifford to proceed with collecting the signatures needed to recall Davis.

Call for AG reform growing

By Legal News Line | Aug 15, 2008

McGraw CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- First came the class-action lawsuit, followed by state attorneys general using the power of their office in connection with private plaintiff lawyers to pursue such lawsuits. Millions of dollars from ensuring settlements poured into state coffers. Now, many say it's time for reform.

Minnesota AG sues Source Lending over 'bait-and-switch' tactics

By Chris Rizo | Aug 14, 2008

Lori Swanson (D) ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a mortgage broker she says made false promises to homebuyers.

Miller says lenders agree to give flood victims 'breathing room'

By Chris Rizo | Aug 14, 2008

Tom Miller (D) CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Legal Newsline)-Three of the nation's largest lenders will allow victims of flooding and other natural disasters in Iowa to delay making mortgage payments for up to three months, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Thursday.

Feinstein buzz overshadows Calif. AG

By Legal News Line | Aug 14, 2008

Dianne Feinstein (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif., (Legal Newsline)- The Golden State's most powerful Democrat could push California Attorney General Jerry Brown off the pedestal of popularity as the early favorite to replace Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010.

Minnesota justices sidestep UnitedHealth CEO settlement

By Chris Rizo | Aug 14, 2008

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline)-The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it has very limited jurisdiction in the case involving a stock options settlement between UnitedHealth Group Inc. and its former chief executive officer.

More settlements in Cuomo's ARS investigation

By John O'Brien | Aug 14, 2008

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - More sellers of auction rate securities have cooperated with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who can now boast that he's helped return $27 billion to investors.

Fla. one step closer to two new justices

By John O'Brien | Aug 14, 2008

Florida's Supreme Court building TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist can choose the next two state Supreme Court justices from a field of eight that was chosen Thursday.

Manchin: Plaintiffs lawyers missing the point

By John O'Brien | Aug 14, 2008

Manchin CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin says a group of plaintiffs lawyers should actually read his office's legal arguments before criticizing his contact with industrial giant DuPont.

Construction firm agrees to $6 million air quality settlement

By Legal News Line | Aug 14, 2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown is set to receive a million-dollar check after bridge builder MCM Construction settled allegations it violated the state's air quality laws.

Amerigroup settles Illinois Medicaid complaint for $225 million

By Chris Rizo | Aug 14, 2008

Lisa Madigan (D) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Amerigroup Corp. has agreed to pay $225 million to settle fraud claims alleged by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the U.S. government.

Edmondson considers run for Okla. governor

By Chris Rizo | Aug 14, 2008

W.A. Drew Edmondson (D) OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Oklahoma Attorney General W.A. Drew Edmondson has said he is considering running to replace Gov. Brad Henry, who is barred by term limits from seeking another term.

Senior group honors Greear

By John O'Brien | Aug 14, 2008

Greear CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A national seniors group has honored Republican challenger Dan Greear as he hopes to unseat West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

California tops in Internet complaints

By Legal News Line | Aug 14, 2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Californians are the most frequent victims of Internet crime and complaints according to a new Federal Trade Commission report that stems from data provided by the attorney general's office.

Groups likely to 'bypass' Brown in search of foreclosure moratorium

By Legal News Line | Aug 13, 2008

Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-More than five days have passed since two groups working to stem the tide of foreclosures in California appealed to Attorney General Jerry Brown for help.

Gov. Manchin a 'puppet' of DuPont, attorney says

By John O'Brien | Aug 13, 2008

Manchin CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Legal Newsline) - Industrial giant DuPont used West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin's office to skirt limitations concerning its appeal of a $382 million jury verdict, attorneys who sued the company said Wednesday.

Oregon trial lawyer accused of pocketing settlement funds

By Chris Rizo | Aug 13, 2008

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-A plaintiffs' attorney in Oregon is accused of pocketing thousands of dollars from settlements he won for clients, a published report said.

AG sues congressman's son for $500 million

By Chris Rizo | Aug 13, 2008

Tom Corbett (R) HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline)-Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has said he is suing a Maryland-based mortgage company for making illegal phone solicitations.

Baron says he was 'shocked' by Edwards' affair

By Chris Rizo | Aug 13, 2008

Fred Baron DALLAS (Legal Newsline)- Famed Dallas trial lawyer Fred Baron, who admitted to unwittingly paying John Edwards' former mistress, says he has experienced a "whole bag of emotions" since the former Democratic presidential hopeful revealed he had an extra-marital affair.

AG's push for higher mileage reimbursement rate stalls

By Chris Rizo | Aug 13, 2008

Gary King (D) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline)- New Mexico Attorney General Gary King's call for an increase in the mileage reimbursement rate for state employees won't likely be considered until next year if at all, a spokesman told Legal Newsline on Wednesday.

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