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  • Family of CIA contractor killed in Benghazi may sue the U.S. government

    The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi has filed a wrongful death claim with the U.S. government.

  • Judge weighing oil company bankruptcy settlement

    KNOB LICK, Ky. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has signed off on a $1.9 million settlement between a bankrupt oil company and its former CEO, who is due to report to federal prison soon. The trustee for the defunct Young Oil and the one-time operator, Anthony Young, reached an agreement to...

  • Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare. More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut...

  • Obama signs short-term funding bill

    President Obama signed legislation Friday that keeps the government funded through mid-December and authorizes his administration to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • House hires new lawyer for Obamacare suit

    The House has hired a new lawyer to prosecute its lawsuit against President Obama after previous counsel bowed out, citing political pressure, the House Administration Committee confirmed on Friday. William A. Burck has been retained as the lead outside attorney in a House Republican initiated...

  • Houses passes bill to expand patent and trademark training program

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to boost innovation and provide pro bono legal assistance to inventors, small businesses and startups across the nation. Jeffries The bipartisan bill, H.R. 5108, overwhelmingly...

  • Decorated Wis. cop says he paid dearly for blowing whistle on DA’s crusade against Gov. Walker

    By Stuart Taylor, Jr., AMERICAN MEDIA INSTITUTE MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) – After missing a scoop on Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm’s long-running investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writers, along with the district attorney’s staff,...

  • Kansas court rules withdrawn Democratic Senate candidate incapable of serving

    The question of whether Kansas Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor can legally withdraw from the race has been decided by the state Supreme Court. And the answer is yes, Taylor can withdraw.

  • Attorney says U.S. SC decision, lack of PTO guidance killing innovation

    Stevens WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – David Stevens doesn’t know what to tell his clients these days. Stevens, the head of a Silicon Valley law firm – Stevens Law Group in San Jose, Calif. – provides intellectual property counseling, licensing, litigation, strategic planning...

  • Wal-Mart paying $66K in settlement over alleged extra $.50 charge on Coca-Cola products

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office reached a settlement with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. regarding false advertising for Coca-Cola products on Tuesday. The settlement requires Wal-Mart to pay more than $66,000 in penalties...

  • Paver to pay $177K in settlement with New Jersey after search led to Arkansas

    Hoffman TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The State of New Jersey recently obtained a $177,000 settlement in a lawsuit against Williams Asphalt Materials L.L.C., a former paving company that allegedly performed substandard work, according to an announcement by Acting Attoney General John....

  • N.Y. AG’s lawsuit alleges Actavis forced Alzheimer’s patients to switch medications

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed an antitrust lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Actavis P.L.C. and its New York-based subsidiary Forest Laboratories on Monday, alleging that they are forcing Alzheimer’s...

  • Va. AG sues 13 banks, seeks more than $1 billion

    Herring RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring recently filed a lawsuit against 13 banks seeking $1.15 billion in damages alleging the banks fraudulently misled the Virginia Retirement System during a sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to...

  • Jury hears arguments in terror finance trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a high-stakes legal offshoot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a U.S. jury was asked Thursday to decide whether executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded. A...

  • Bill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims. The bill by the two coal-state senators comes after an investigation by the Center for Public...



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