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  • Calif. car dealer sues asbestos firm, calls its attorneys ‘shakedown artists’

    VISALIA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California car dealership has filed a lawsuit alleging malicious prosecution against the Keller, Fishback & Jackson law firm for refusing to release the dealership from an asbestos wrongful death case despite allegedly having no evidence proving causation...

  • Illinois term limit battle could end Friday

    Illinois Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner's last chance at getting term limits on the November ballot may come to an end Friday.

  • Judge rejects plea deal for ex-W&L student

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Rockbridge County judge has rejected a plea agreement for a former Washington and Lee University student accused of killing another student and injuring others during a December crash. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1lkXXEX ) Judge Michael Irvine rejected...

  • Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The moment Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot an unarmed teenager, a 25-year-old Supreme Court case became the prism through which his actions will be legally judged. To most people, an 18-year-old unarmed man may not appear to pose a deadly threat. But a...

  • NYC public advocate shows off police body cameras

    NEW YORK (AP) — Compelled by video of a police chokehold death and the lack of such evidence in the fatal shooting of a Missouri teenager, a top New York City official Thursday intensified her push to equip the city's 35,000 officers with body-worn cameras. Public Advocate Letitia James held a...

  • What Ferguson %u2014 and America %u2014 needs is a white Republican for racial justice

    Barack Obama's presidency was supposed to usher in America's post-racial era. But Ferguson, Mo., shows that hope was perhaps too audacious.

  • Owner of Econo Lodge in N.J. settles price-gouging allegations

    Hoffman NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced a $64,543.96 agreement with an Atlantic County hotel that allegedly engaged in unlawful price gouging following Superstorm Sandy. Amy Hotels LLC, doing business as Econo Lodge, allegedly...

  • Travel club companies settle for $50K in Wisconsin

    Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a $50,000 settlement on Wednesday with two out-of-state marketing companies that allegedly violated Wisconsin laws while marketing travel club memberships. The Texas-based Green Palm...

  • N.Y. AG reaches anti-discrimination agreement with Macy’s

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement with Macy’s Retail Holdings Inc. on Wednesday that will address recent allegations of discrimination against minority customers. Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau...

  • Nursing home settles False Claims Act lawsuit with New York, feds

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch announced settlement agreements on Wednesday with a New Rochelle nursing home that allegedly submitted inflated claims to the state’s Medicaid program. Ralex...

  • Airport, chemical co want spill lawsuit dismissed

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An airport and a chemical producer want claims dismissed in a lawsuit partly targeting them over a January chemical spill. In U.S. District Court in Charleston, Yeager Airport filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss claims in the wide-spanning lawsuit. Plaintiffs say the...

  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate about whether the question can go to voters this fall, just a day before the deadline for approving the November ballot. The Committee for...

  • In Washington speech, Rick Perry stays on offense over indictment

    In a talk at the Heritage Foundation in downtown D.C. co-hosted by National Review, the Texas governor tore into his critics, calling the indictment attack on our system of government.

  • Summary judgment reversed in asbestos case; Only one issue raised by defendant

    TACOMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – A Washington appeals court has reversed a trial court’s judgment in an asbestos case, concluding the defendant only identified one issue in its summary judgment request, which was insufficient. Judge Rich Melnick delivered the July 22 opinion in the Court of...

  • St. Louis to host HarrisMartin asbestos conference

    ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – HarrisMartin Publishing is hosting an asbestos conference in St. Louis next month with Madison County’s Judge Stephen Stobbs scheduled to speak about the county’s growing asbestos docket. The HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference will be held at the...



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