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  • Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

    ATLANTA (AP) — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia. A federal indictment unsealed in February...

  • US attorneys turn up heat on health care fraud

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to...

  • Bills aim to bring family law into 21st century

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break. Bitter, high-profile disputes have inspired legislators to modernize laws molded for "Leave it to Beaver"-era...

  • No booze for DC folks? New Hampshire may fix law

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation's capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission recently clarified that Washington residents can buy alcohol in New...

  • Legal Newsline scores big win for asbestos transparency: Examiner Editorial

    Garlock Sealing Technologies, founded in 1887, originally produced seals for rods in locomotive steam engines.

  • Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is...

  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S. He emphasized to the regional leaders that despite U.S....

  • Decision in Legal Newsline’s case enforces right of access, mass tort attorney says

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A mass tort attorney and blogger says a federal judge’s ruling in favor of Legal Newsline should help bring much-needed transparency to asbestos and other mass tort bankruptcy cases. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn’s ruled a bankruptcy...

  • How the House GOP lawsuit could lead to more executive actions

    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer says administration aides are scouring areas of the law ripe for more executive actions in response to House GOP lawsuit accusing President Obama of overreach. 

  • Nancy Pelosi: Keep immigration reform out of border bill

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is insisting that immigration reform be excluded from proposed legislation to provide billions of dollars to deal with a flood of minors at the U.S.-Mexico border, stepping back from comments she made earlier this month.

  • Poll: Most Latinos say illegal immigrants shouldn't be deported for dope convictions

    As states move to decriminalize and even legalize marijuana, most Latinos in a new poll said that a dope conviction should not be grounds for deporting illegal immigrants.

  • Plaintiffs file opposition to government’s motion to dismiss NSA spying case

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the National Security Agency and other government entities for allegedly spying on American citizens have filed an opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss. “Plaintiffs respectfully request...

  • R.I. hospital settles with Mass. AG for $150K

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $150,000 consent judgment on Wednesday with a Rhode Island hospital that allegedly failed to protect the personal information of more than 12,000 Massachusetts patients. Women & Infants Hospital of...

  • Ohio AG suing Chicago mortgage rescue business

    DeWine SANDUSKY, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Chicago-based mortgage rescue business that allegedly took money from consumers and made false promises about its ability to rescue homeowners from foreclosure. Credence...

  • Biden joins lawsuit against California company alleging loan assistance scam

    Biden WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a California-based company alleging it illegally collected upfront fees from Delaware consumers through a mortgage rescue and loan assistance scam. Consumer Relief Program...



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