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  • N.Y. thrift shops ordered to stop selling children’s clothes with drawstrings

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office sent cease and desist letters to 46 thrift shops throughout the state ordering them to stop selling children’s clothing with drawstrings. Schneiderman alleged...

  • La. AG sues State Farm, alleges it tried to control auto repair industry

    Caldwell BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against State Farm Insurance alleging the insurer engaged in unfair and fraudulent business practices meant to control the auto repair industry. Caldwell alleges State Farm...

  • Business owners reach agreements with Idaho AG

    Wasden BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden reached agreements with three business owners on Tuesday who allegedly misrepresented themselves to consumers and failed to deliver promised services. Geo Marketing LLC and Derek Harris, the company’s...

  • Alaska U.S. Senate race: Former AG secures GOP nomination

    JUNEAU, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The former attorney general of Alaska secured the Republican U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday evening, earning the right to face the incumbent Democrat. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Dan Sullivan collected 40 percent of the vote. His Republican rivals,...

  • Ala. SC reaffirms decision on ‘innovator liability’

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Alabama Supreme Court has reaffirmed its ruling in a case questioning whether a brand-name drug maker can be held liable for injuries from a generic version. The state’s high court issued its 65-page majority opinion Friday. Justice Michael Bolin...

  • Owner held responsible for cleanup of N.H. contaminated site

    Sorrell MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced two court rulings on Monday that he says will help clean up a contaminated former dry cleaning site in Hartford. Washington County Superior Court ruled last week that Richard Daniels, the owner...

  • Toyota dealer reaches settlement over $650 ‘processing’ fees

    Schneiderman KINGSTON, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Monday with a Kingston auto dealer that allegedly added improper fees to the purchase price of leased vehicles without providing additional services. Prestige...

  • Claimants’ reps ask them to reject Garlock bankruptcy plan

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The Asbestos Claimants Committee has asked asbestos claimants to reject Garlock Sealing Technologies’ Amended Plan of Reorganization in an objection filed Thursday, calling the plan “unfair” and arguing that it does not ensure full recovery for mesothelioma...

  • Chicago hires private firm for opioid lawsuit, withholds hourly rates

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The City of Chicago has hired a private law firm to file a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical manufacturers, but it will not disclose the hourly fees the firm submitted or if the contract was ever put out to bid. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of misrepresenting...

  • Judge won’t dismiss former N.Y. bus driver’s take-home asbestos exposure case

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York judge has rejected a motion to dismiss in a former bus driver’s asbestos lawsuit alleging his wife was injured as a result of take-home asbestos exposure. Judge Sherry Klein Heitler delivered the July 15 opinion in the Supreme Court of the State of New...

  • FTC’s patent troll study gets approval

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Federal Trade Commission study designed to develop a better understanding of how patent assertion entities may impact innovation and competition has been given the green light. This month, the FTC received approval from the White House’s Office of...

  • Braley begins airing TV ad touting support for Iowa National Guard

    WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – U.S. Rep. and Senate-candidate Bruce Braley, a Democrat, began airing a new television ad Monday touting his support for the Iowa National Guard. During the 30-second spot, veteran Todd Prichard, 133rd Infantry Regiment, details his unit’s extended deployment...

  • DNC/RNC file joint advisory opinion request with FEC

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two opposing factions have found common ground and are uniting for a single cause – raising money. On Friday, the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee filed an advisory opinion request with the Federal Election Commission. FEC...

  • FEC permits Senate candidate to purchase books with campaign funds

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An independent candidate from Oklahoma running for U.S. Senate has been granted permission to purchase copies of her own book with campaign funds. On July 14, Joan Farr submitted a request for an advisory opinion with the Federal Election Commission, seeking to use...

  • Federal judge rejects ‘bare bones’ motions to dismiss

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri federal judge has denied several motions to dismiss an asbestos case, holding that the defendants’ motions were “bare bones” requests with no legal support. Plaintiff Birlie Smith filed the action on behalf of decedent Ronald Smith, Sr., alleging he was...



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