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  • New iPhone app lets user vote on whether politicians are lying

    LECANTO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A new iPhone app is allowing users to determine the length of their favorite, and not so favorite, politician’s nose. The Are They Lying iPhone app, developed by Radchill LLC, enables users to cast lie or truth votes for statements made by politicians. In...

  • Ky. appeals court affirms $1.6M award in pre-bankruptcy case against Garlock

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A Kentucky appeals court has ruled that a jury’s $1.6 million award was proper in a former smoker’s asbestos case alleging lung cancer. Judge Donna L. Dixon delivered the Aug. 1 opinion in the Kentucky Court of Appeals in the case, which was on remand from the...

  • Alabama AG race: Bulk of Dem’s funding coming from PACs chaired by ex-con

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – In the remaining months leading up to November, the two candidates vying for Alabama attorney general will have around $1 million cash on hand a piece, though one of the candidates has received much of his support from political action committees chaired by a...

  • Frontier, Connecticut reach agreement

    Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Katz announced a settlement on Tuesday with Frontier Communications Corporation related to recent AT&T acquisitions in Connecticut. The proposed three-year agreement...

  • Brooklyn nursing home settles with N.Y. AG for $6.5M

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $6.5 million settlement with the operator of a Brooklyn elderly healthcare facility that allegedly engaged in Medicaid fraud. Northern Manor Adult Day Health Care Program (ADHC) allegedly...

  • N.Y. taxi company will pay $1.4M in restitution to drivers

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that a New York taxicab company will pay $1,387,500 in restitution to drivers who were allegedly charged illegally by the company. As part of a separate agreement with the Taxi and...

  • N.C. governor signs patent troll bill into law

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Among the more than a dozen bills North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law last week, one takes aim at so-called “patent trolls.” The “Abusive Patent Assertions Act,” an article within Senate Bill 648, attempts to “strike a balance” between the...

  • Del. SC grants new trial for asbestos defendant after $2.9M verdict

    DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Supreme Court has found in favor of a talc manufacturer in an asbestos case, concluding that the lower court erred when it failed to grant a new trial after witnesses made derogatory statements during testimony. Justice Henry duPont Ridgely delivered...

  • Ill. congressional candidate: Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for private gym

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – It was deemed essential during the October government shutdown, and became mildly famous in 2011 as the location spawning former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal. Exclusive to U.S. legislators, the members-only House gym not only allows congressmen and...

  • W.Va. trial lawyers’ donations surpass $300K

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia trial lawyers are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on candidates running for or seeking re-election to the state legislature. On Monday, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse announced an update to its “Dirty Dozen” list – a...

  • N.J. AG suing three home improvement businesses

    Hoffman NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman filed a nine-count lawsuit on Monday against three home improvement businesses for allegedly engaging in illegal business practices. Hoffman’s Division of Consumer Affairs received...

  • A look at two rulings $1.5B apart in bankruptcy proceedings of Garlock, Bondex

    WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Despite similar allegations and circumstances surrounding the Bondex International, Inc. and Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy proceedings, the two cases reached very different judgments, bringing into question why. For starters, both companies sought...

  • Taro Pharmaceuticals resolves Medicaid fraud allegations with Texas AG

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reached a $19.5 million agreement on Monday with Taro Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud. Taro allegedly engaged in the fraudulent reporting of inflated drug prices to the Medicaid program....

  • Vt. company settles hazardous waste violations with AG Sorrell

    Sorrell MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced a $70,000 settlement on Monday with a Burlington-area business that allegedly violated the state’s Hazardous Waste Management Regulations. Sisters and Brothers Investment Group LLP...

  • Barneys and N.Y. AG reach agreement

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement on Monday with Barneys New York to ensure consumers have equal access to the retailer’s stores, regardless of race or ethnicity. Schneiderman’s office looked into...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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