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  • Asbestos MDL judge rules Boeing owed no duty to spouse for take-home exposure

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, who oversees an asbestos multidistrict litigation in Philadelphia federal court, has ruled that Pennsylvania law does not support imposing a duty to warn of take-home exposure in asbestos litigation. In his Aug. 27 opinion delivered in...

  • Federal lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Thursday, the Center for Competitive Politics filed two lawsuits on behalf of a Colorado think tank, asserting that similar state and federal campaign finance disclosure laws are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The Independence Institute wishes...

  • W.Va. AG asks court to speed up EPA lawsuit over new rules for coal

    ASHLAND, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with attorneys general from 11 other states, filed a motion Wednesday to expedite the process on a lawsuit filed against the EPA last month. West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana,...

  • Texas legal reform group endorses Hegar for comptroller

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – On Wednesday, Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC announced its endorsed of state Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, for Texas Comptroller. Hegar will face Houston businessman Mike Collier in the general election. Hegar “Sen. Hegar is a principled conservative who...

  • IL12 race update: Bost airs first TV ad, NRCC throws $1.4M in support behind him

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Republican challenger in Illinois’ Democratically leaning 12th Congressional District recently released his first TV advertisement. GOP state Rep. Mike Bost will face incumbent U.S. Rep. William Enyart, D- Belleville, in the general election. Enyart The...

  • IL13 race update: Politico speculates Callis support waning, Davis releases second TV ad

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – With only two months remaining until Election Day, the two contenders duking it out in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District have stepped up their media efforts. However, one of the candidates, Democratic challenger Ann Callis, may be losing support from...

  • Wash. AG sues couple who allegedly sold bogus certificates

    Ferguson SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against a Pierce County couple who allegedly sold fake continuing education trainings and certificates to hundreds of adult family home employees. Jennifer and Dennis Lalander...

  • Vt. judge rejects alleged patent troll’s motion to dismiss AG’s lawsuit

    Sorrell MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced a victory in state court on Tuesday against an alleged patent troll that attempted to dismiss a lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction. Sorrell filed a lawsuit against MPHJ Technology...

  • R.I. AG receives $172K from Omnicare settlement

    Kilmartin PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced on Tuesday that Rhode Island will receive $172,513 for the state’s Medicaid budget as part of a multi-state and federal settlement with an Ohio-based pharmaceutical provider....

  • N.Y. AG alleges regional bank discriminated against African-Americans

    Schneiderman BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against a regional bank that allegedly denied access to mortgage loans to predominantly African-American neighborhoods because of their racial composition. Evans Bank...

  • N.Y. AG wants to defend EPA settlement against West Virginia’s lawsuit

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office filed a motion to intervene in a court challenge to a 2010 settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Schneiderman, who is leading a...

  • BP says claims administrator is biased, seeks his removal

    Juneau NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Oil giant BP PLC has filed a motion to have Patrick Juneau removed as claims administrator in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation, arguing that he is biased and has not been forthcoming about potential conflicts of interest. The sharply worded...

  • Growers PAC endorses candidate who made ‘farmer’ remark about U.S. senator

    WATERLOO, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC has endorsed U.S. Rep. and Senate-candidate Bruce Braley – a Democratic candidate whose past remarks concerning farmers could be interpreted as insulting. Braley, a plaintiffs lawyer by trade and former head of the Iowa...

  • Land owners file class action against Apex to prevent wind farm construction

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Wind Action Association, on behalf of seven land owners, is suing Apex Wind Construction LLC in order to prevent wind turbines from being built near their homes. Terra Walker, Cheyenne Ward, Julie Harris, Janelle Grellner, Elisa Kay Kochenower,...

  • Law firm’s app block calls, evaluates Telephone Consumer Protection Act claims

    Lemberg STAMFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A prolific-filing law firm specializing in debt collection harassment cases has helped develop an app that it says could help those who download it make up to $1,500 per robocall or debt collection call. The app called “Block Calls Get Cash” will...



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