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  • 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...

  • Animal rendering facility settles pollution allegations in Wisconsin

    Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a settlement with a Medina-based animal rendering facility that allegedly violated a permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Van Hollen’s office filed a...

  • Company that collected on payday loans settles with N.Y. AG

    COMMACK, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reached a settlement on Friday with a New York debt collection firm that allegedly collected on predatory payday loans. A company called NCEP LLC allegedly placed consumer debts with Forster & Garbus for...

  • Lobbying firm paying $100,000 over alleged contingency fee agreement

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $100,000 joint disposition agreement on Friday with a lobbying firm that allegedly profited from an inappropriate contingency fee agreement with a hospital in Brighton. The Brennan Group Inc....

  • Ask.fm reaches agreement with Maryland attorney general to diminish cyberbullying

    Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler announced an online safety agreement with the operator of a social networking website that will protect children on the site. Ask.com, an operating company of IAC/InterActiveCorp, recently acquired the social...

  • N.J. AG alleges puppy dealer sold sick dogs

    Hoffman NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced a lawsuit on Thursday against a Salem County puppy dealer who allegedly sold sick pets to consumers. Jessica Durkin, doing business as Prada Puppies, allegedly failed to provide consumers...



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