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W.Va. court won't hear appeal on Special Assistant AGs

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 12, 2007

McGraw CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal of an order involving the use of private counsel as Special Assistant Attorneys General.

N.J. AG files brief in mercury case

By John O'Brien | Jan 12, 2007

Rabner WASHINGTON, D.C. - The leader of a 16-state group demanding the Environmental Protection Agency become tougher on mercury-emitting power plants, New Jersey Attorney General Stuart Rabner recently filed a new brief in his lawsuit contending the EPA violated the Clean Air Act.

Hood not surprised by Katrina federal lawsuit outcome, takes shot at State Farm

By John O'Brien | Jan 12, 2007

Jim Hood JACKSON, Miss. - Still in the middle of his own settlement talks with State Farm Insurance Co., Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said he wasn't surprised by Thursday's verdict and Friday's punitive damages amount in a federal lawsuit against the insurance company, which he then referred to as a "robber baron."

Wal-Mart lands $10k win in Supreme Court

By Legal News Line | Jan 12, 2007

Arkansas Supreme Court LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld a decision of the Benton County Circuit Court that reduced a Wal-Mart financial obligation by $10,437.02. Wal-Mart's headquarters are located in Benton County.

D.C., Michigan last in Zurich settlement

By John O'Brien | Jan 11, 2007

NEW YORK - The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Michigan were the last to put their names on a multi-state settlement with Zurich American Insurance Co.

Tobacco settlement numbers coming out

By John O'Brien | Jan 11, 2007

So far, California Attorney General Jerry Brown has claimed the most of any other of the 46 state attorneys general participating in a $55.4 million settlement against a tobacco company.

Cox, PSC turn down rate increases

By John O'Brien | Jan 11, 2007

Cox LANSING, Mich. - Two proposed rate increases recently were denied by Michigan's Public Service Commission, and Attorney General Mike Cox couldn't be happier.

McGraw reminds consumers to grab a piece of settlement

By John O'Brien | Jan 11, 2007

McGraw CHARLESTON - West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is reminding small businesses and consumers that they can still submit claims against YP Corp., a company with which McGraw and 33 other attorneys general recently settled.

McKenna's big step could be first of many

By Legal News Line | Jan 11, 2007

Rob McKenna OLYMPIA -- Washington Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna made his first big splash in the other "Washington" yesterday. State observers say it is unlikely to be his last.

Judicial campaigns missing the point, attorney says

By John O'Brien | Jan 10, 2007

Hardin NEW ORLEANS - Judicial candidates need to be more worried about showing an aptitude for the law and less concerned with weighing in on hot-button issues, according to the head of Louisiana's Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee.

AG will be spectator in Pa. controversy

By John O'Brien | Jan 10, 2007

Corbett HARRISBURG, Pa. - Having put his seal of approval on a law attempting to cut mercury pollution by 90 percent, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett will now sit back and watch the fallout.

Ind. state senator asks AG to reject contract

By John O'Brien | Jan 10, 2007

Carter INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - A Democratic legislator has asked Indianapolis Attorney General Steve Carter to refuse a $1.16 billion contract that will partly privatize state welfare programs.

Ohio AG backs veto of lawsuit-limiting bill

By John O'Brien | Jan 10, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann on Monday commended new Gov. Ted Strickland's veto of a bill that would have limited lawsuits against lead-pigment manufacturers.

Hood, State Farm close to Katrina settlement

By John O'Brien | Jan 10, 2007

Hood GULFPORT, Miss. - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and State Farm Insurance Company are reportedly close to agreeing on a settlement that will end hundreds of lawsuits.

Missouri chief justice wants change to state judge ratings

By Legal News Line | Jan 10, 2007

Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Wolff. JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri must review its judicial evaluation system and the way it assesses judges' workloads, the chief justice of Missouri's Supreme Court told state lawmakers today.

Court slams attorney for attacking frivolous suits

By Legal News Line | Jan 10, 2007

Nevada Supreme Court CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has hauled over the coals an attorney who criticized frivolous litigation during several lawsuit trials involving insurers in 2004.

Pharmaceutical company settles over Vermont disclosure law

By John O'Brien | Jan 9, 2007

MONTPELIER, Vt. - A pharmaceutical company will have to abide by a Vermont disclosure law after settling with Attorney General William Sorrell Monday.

Woman goes 0-for-2 with her lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jan 9, 2007

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island's Supreme Court recently upheld a Superior Court decision that a Providence law firm wasn't to blame for a woman losing her medical malpractice case.

Two AGs among small group of unsettling parties sue FERC

By John O'Brien | Jan 9, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The attorneys general of Connecticut and Massachusetts have jointly filed suit against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, hoping to end a surcharge that was imposed to encourage the construction of new power plants.

Conn. AG wants appeal answered

By John O'Brien | Jan 8, 2007

Sullivan HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is asking the state's Supreme Court to rule on his appeal of a lower court ruling that prevented former Chief Justice William Sullivan from having to obey a subpoena from the Legislature.

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