Ex parte King v. CVS Caremark Corporation, 59 So. 3d 21 (Ala. 2010)

A district attorney filed suit, in the name of the state, against a group of pharmacies, alleging violations of the state’s pharmacy and consumer laws. Before the parties filed answers, the Attorney General’s office filed a notice of dismissal of the complaints. After the district attorney filed a motion to strike the notice of dismissal,…

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State ex rel. Discover Financial Services v. Nibert, No. 13-0086 (W.Va. June 4, 2013).

The attorney general hired outside counsel on a contingency fee basis in two cases alleging consumer protection violations. Defendants alleged the attorney general did not have authority to hire outside counsel. The supreme court held that outside counsel were not subject to the state’s Ethics Act because the attorney general did not pay them, nor…

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In re Suwinski, 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 1247 (S.D. Ohio Bankr. Feb. 27, 2013)

The Attorney General filed a consumer protection complaint against the defendant in September 2010 after a number of consumer complaints. Defendants consented to a permanent injunction, but the court had not issued a decision or finding that the state or consumers are entitled to monetary damages by the time the defendant filed for bankruptcy under…

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Attorney General v. Dallas, No. 27227 (S.C. Feb. 27, 2013).

After a messy will contest involving the estate of the singer James Brown, the parties reached an agreement under which a trust established by Brown’s will was dismantled and a new trust created, the trustees of which were to be appointed by the attorney general. The previous trustees appealed and the court disapproved the settlement,…

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People ex rel. Madigan v. Burge, 2012 Ill. App. LEXIS 973; 2012 IL App (1st) 112842 (Nov. 30, 2012)

A retired police officer was convicted of obstruction of justice and perjury in connection with a federal investigation of the torture and abuse of arrestees when he was employed by the Chicago police department. The officer, who retired in 1997 and was sentenced in 2011, received pension benefits. The Pension Board concluded that §5/5-227 of…

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Fieger v. Cox, 274 Mich. App. 449 (Mich. Ct. App. 2007)

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