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W. Va. Supreme Court agrees to review $4 million medmal verdict

By Justin Anderson | Mar 30, 2009

Chief Justice Brent Benjamin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Supreme Court justices has agreed to review a $4 million verdict in a Wetzel County medical malpractice case.

Palin nominates NRA leader for Alaska attorney general

By Chris Rizo | Mar 27, 2009

Wayne Anthony Ross ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) - An Anchorage attorney and a National Rifle Association director has been nominated to serve as the state's new attorney general.

Oklahoma lemon law proposal hits roadblock

By Chris Rizo | Mar 26, 2009

Drew Edmondson (D) OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Legal Newsline)-Legislation backed by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson that would strengthen consumer protections for those who buy defective automobiles has hit a snag.

Obama: Auto industry must work for bailout funds

By John O'Brien | Mar 26, 2009

Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will decide in the next several days about possible taxpayer help for the troubled U.S. auto industry.

Last settlement reached in Big Dig suits

By John O'Brien | Mar 26, 2009

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said Thursday that all civil litigation regarding a fatality caused by the Big Dig construction project has been wrapped up.

U.S. law firms eye global expansion of asbestos litigation

By Legal News Line | Mar 26, 2009

Kirk Hartley The 900-lb. gorilla of American civil law is expanding globally to an even greater degree than it already has, according to a Chicago defense attorney who writes a blog on global asbestos issues.

Possible Madigan governorship draws strong reactions among legal reformers

By Chris Rizo | Mar 26, 2009

Lisa Madigan (D) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-A recent poll indicating that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is the Democratic frontrunner for governor has some leading tort reform advocates saying they are a bit nervous.

Several others vying for lead role in class action suit against Bank of America

By John O'Brien | Mar 26, 2009

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richad Cordray has plenty of competition for his wish to have a New York firm representing two state pension funds named lead counsel in a class action lawsuit filed against Bank of America.

CSX blames Pa. firm for asbestos forgery

By Steve Korris | Mar 25, 2009

Recht CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A plaintiff in a high-profile asbestos case apparently forged a signature on an X-ray report so he could repay an improper $750 advance from a Pennsylvania law firm.

Cordray wants to head Bank of America suit

By John O'Brien | Mar 25, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Five public pension funds are attempting to be named lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Bank of America, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray said Wednesday.

Blumenthal: Feds should file suit over AIG bonuses

By John O'Brien | Mar 25, 2009

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve can not use the state's wage law as an excuse to not file a lawsuit against troubled financial services provider American International Group.

Cuomo content with AG post

By John O'Brien | Mar 25, 2009

Cuomo SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Despite soaring popularity, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he has no plans to seek higher office.

Arizona school voucher programs struck down

By Chris Rizo | Mar 25, 2009

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline) - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that two school voucher programs are unconstitutional, rejecting an argument by state Attorney General Terry Goddard.

Nevada chief justice calls for appeals court, higher civil filing fees

By Chris Rizo | Mar 25, 2009

James Hardesty CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Nevada Chief Justice James Hardesty has made his case to lawmakers to approve a constitutional amendment that would create a state appeals court to take pressure of the state Supreme Court.

Iowa AG to sit on Democratic Party commission

By Chris Rizo | Mar 25, 2009

Tom Miller (D) DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will participate in a Democratic Party commission to mull changes to the party's U.S. presidential nominating process.

Judge backs continued role of prison receiver in California

By Legal News Line | Mar 25, 2009

Jerry Brown (D) SAN FRANCISCO - The legal clash between California and a federal judge determined to protect the health of inmates in the state's prison system continued on Tuesday, with California again on the losing side.

Blumenthal hoping to pick off berry marketers

By John O'Brien | Mar 24, 2009

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Fresh off a settlement regarding a calorie-burning drink, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating the promotion of Acai berry products.

McDonnell to take part in technology forum

By John O'Brien | Mar 24, 2009

McDonnell RESTON, Va. (Legal Newsline) - The four candidates to become Virginia's next governor will participate in a forum hosted by Microsoft on April 3.

GOP consultant challenges Spitzer's AIG remarks

By John O'Brien | Mar 24, 2009

Spitzer NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Former New York Attorney General and Gov. Eliot Spitzer should not be criticizing American International Group's business practices because he caused many of its problems, a Republican columnist recently wrote.

Cocaine taken off Texas store shelves

By Chris Rizo | Mar 24, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-The sale of the popular energy drink "Cocaine" has been banned in the state of Texas, Attorney General Greg Abbott said Tuesday.

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