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  • 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...

  • N.C. AG says Pa. fracking company illegally soliciting leases

    Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office recently wrote a letter to an out-of-state fracking company that allegedly engaged in the improper solicitation of fracking leases. The Pennsylvania-based Crimson Holdings allegedly tried...

  • EPA trying to expand regulatory authority over ‘navigable waters,’ Texas AG says

    Abbott AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regulations that would expand the agency’s regulatory authority over navigable waters, a move Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott opposes. Under the regulations proposed by the EPA and Army Corps of...

  • Cleveland officially hosting 2016 RNC

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – On Friday, the Republican National Committee unanimously voted to officially select Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. “I am beyond thrilled to announce Cleveland as the official site for the Republican National Convention in 2016,” said...

  • Senators want U.S. PTO to improve quality of patents, examination process

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – In a letter last week, five U.S. senators called for improved patent quality and oversight at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Mark Warner of Virginia, Mark Begich of Alaska and New Mexico’s Martin Heinrich and Tom Udal, all...

  • Third Circuit rules for Georgia Pacific; Decedent’s son couldn’t remember if ‘asbestos free’ label was on product

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has affirmed a summary judgment award from the asbestos multidistrict litigation docket in Philadelphia, concluding that the claimants failed to provide sufficient evidence showing a home construction worker was...

  • After Ninth Circuit rules for Hawaii AG, credit card companies settle marketing claims

    Louie HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – Hawaii Attorney General David Louie announced settlements worth $11.3 million on Aug. 4 with four major credit card companies to resolve allegations of deceptive marketing practices for credit card payment protection plans. The settlements came just...



From the Weekly Standard

  • GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey

    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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  • Nobody’s Fault

    All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border,...

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  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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