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  • Idaho governor signs patent troll bill into law; New Hampshire working on its own

    BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) — Idaho now has its own patent law on the books. Gov. Butch Otter signed Senate Bill 1354 into law late last month. It will go into effect July 1. Otter The bill, which was introduced in February and passed the Senate 33-2 and House 65-1-4, aims to crack...

  • Insurer, Bondex want to use sealed evidence of asbestos attorneys’ misrepresentations

    Charles R. Jonas Federal Building in Charlotte, N.C. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – An insurer of Pittsburgh Corning Corporation and Bondex International are the latest companies to seek the evidence of “misrepresentation” by asbestos attorneys that was referenced in a landmark...

  • Obama meets with mega-donor Steve Mostyn

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Apparently, a $3 million donation to a super PAC that supports the President warrants a dinner party. President Barack Obama met with around 30 members of the Democratic National Committee and major party contributors at the home of plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn...

  • East St. Louis Mayor launches super PAC to support GOP candidate for Illinois governor

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., (Legal Newsline) – East St. Louis Mayor Carl Officer has announced his endorsement of businessman Bruce Rauner, a Republican, for governor and the formation of a super PAC to support him. The endorsement was announced Wednesday in a press release. The super PAC to...

  • Wisconsans can look to Ohio for effects of new asbestos transparency law

    MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – As Wisconsin asbestos courtrooms and attorneys prepare for the changes the new asbestos transparency bill provides, referencing the experience with Ohio’s similar bill passed in 2012 could indicate less hectic courtrooms in the future. On March 31,...

  • Texas legal reform group endorses Dan Patrick for Lt. governor, calls him 'tort reform stalwart'

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Texas legal watchdog group is endorsing state Sen. Dan Patrick in the upcoming Republican run-off election for Lt. Governor. Patrick, a Houston conservative radio jockey, walloped incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the March 4 primary, capturing 550,769 votes...

  • New York Times hammers the Callis 'working class' narrative

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Former Madison County judge Ann Callis is “narrative challenged” in her bid for Congress, according to a recent missive by New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich. In the Tuesday article “How Not to Seem Rich While Running for Office,”...

  • Illinois patent troll bill clears Senate

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — Illinois senators voted unanimously Wednesday to send a bill that aims to protect state businesses from so-called “patent trolls” to the House. Senators voted 48-0 for Senate Bill 3405. The bill, which was crafted by Attorney General Lisa...

  • Patrick Leahy: Patent reform bill to wait until later this month

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, the sponsor of a patent reform bill that was slated for a markup Thursday, said the legislation will have to wait until after the spring recess. On Wednesday, Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called the legislation a...

  • Asbestos venue-shopping bill passes Louisiana committee

    BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A bill that would limit where lawsuits involving latent diseases can be brought narrowly passed a Louisiana House of Representatives committee earlier this week. HB482, sponsored by Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, would limit the ability of plaintiffs to bring...

  • Another potential class action filed over West Virginia water crisis

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — Another potential class action has been filed in the wake of January’s chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water of more than 300,000 West Virginians. FreedomSummer and Robert Johnson of Charleston are listed as the plaintiffs in the federal...

  • Virginia title lenders pay $1.2M, agree to close West Virginia customers' accounts

    Morrisey CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently announced that his office has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Fast Auto Loans Inc. and Virginia Auto Loans Inc. As part of the settlement in Jefferson Circuit Court, the two title...

  • Vornado Realty settles with New York AG, will upgrade to ADA standards

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement on Tuesday with a commercial real estate company to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided equal access to its shopping center parking lots. Vornado Realty Corporation...

  • Illinois AG sues payday lenders MoneyMutual

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed five lawsuits on Tuesday against online payday lenders and a loan lead generator for allegedly offering illegal, expensive, predatory loans that trapped Illinoisans in endless debt cycles. Madigan sued four...

  • McCutcheon v. FEC won’t have ‘tremendous impact,’ SMU professor says

    DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A recent Supreme Court opinion abolishing aggregate political contribution limits will not have a “tremendous impact” on the Texas political landscape, says one political science professor. While critics such as Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen,...



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