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  • Shaneen Allen may get justice after all

    Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain wrote a letter last week to Superior Court Judge Michael Donio that his office would review Allen's case, following criticism that he was treating her unfairly.

  • Ind. court says plaintiff misrepresented work history in asbestos suit

    INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Indiana appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s conclusion that an asbestos decedent was not a credible witness after “misrepresenting” his work history, thus leading expert witnesses to believe he was exposed to a greater amount of asbestos fibers during...

  • Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    DENVER (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot. To get their message across, they are skewering some of the old Drug War-era...

  • PTO to host webinar on online litigation ‘toolkit’

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – This week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will host a webinar discussing its Patent Litigation Online Toolkit. The webinar, designed especially for consumers and small business owners who receive letters accusing them of patent infringement, will be...

  • VIDEO: Maryland housing largest number of unaccompanied minors

    The state of Maryland announced new resources Wednesday to help families and communities who are taking in the children who have crossed the border illegally and gotten caught.

  • Drug czar: Pot is top drug in fatal car wrecks

    President Obama's drug czar has a warning for America's stoners: Marijuana is the only drug on the rise in fatal car wrecks.

  • Order allowing punitive damages in NYC asbestos cases violated state law, defendants say

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Asbestos defendants opposing punitive damages in the New York City Asbestos Litigation court have requested a stay on the order in order to renew and reargue the issue. Punitive damages had been deferred in all NYCAL cases since September 1996 until Justice Sherry...

  • W.Va. SC drew line on enforcing arbitration agreements in U-Haul case, attorneys say

    Majestro CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsilne) – While the West Virginia Supreme Court has recently found three types of arbitration agreements enforceable, the court may have actually found more room to determine that arbitration agreements never existed at all. In November, in U-Haul v....

  • AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney...

  • House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the "no welfare for weed" bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued...

  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging...

  • US senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said the Interior Department moved too...

  • Natural gas company seeks federal OK for pipeline

    BOSTON (AP) — An energy company is seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition. Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday. The company is...

  • Things to know about California groundwater law

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean: WHAT IS GROUNDWATER? It's the water that accumulates below the earth's surface,...

  • CMS spending $1 billion to settle pollution case

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that CMS Energy Corp. will undertake an estimated $1 billion program to cut emissions from five coal-fired power plants in Michigan to settle air pollution complaints. The government said that the utility's Consumers Energy subsidiary...



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