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Obama Administration Asks Judge To Clarify Health Ruling
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. - (AP) The Justice Department asked a federal judge in Florida on Thursday to tell states that they must continue to enact the Obama administration's health care overhaul despite the judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional... Read More

U.S. To Gulf Oil Spill Claims Czar: Loosen Purse Strings On Fund
Posted on 7 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) The job of the administrator of the $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not to preserve money or return it to BP, and he should loosen the purse strings to help people still suffering from last year's disaster, the Justice... Read More

Judge Allows American To Sue Donald Rumsfeld Over Torture
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq. The lawsuit lays... Read More

Appeal Pending, Arizona Shelves Idea Of Changing Immigration Law
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona legislators are setting aside Gov. Jan Brewer's suggestion that lawmakers consider changing parts of the state's controversial immigration law. Brewer on July 30 floated the idea of making "tweaks" to the law shortly... Read More

Potential Scams Top 7,000 In BP Spill Compensation
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims, many of which have been referred to the Justice Department for criminal investigations... Read More

Feds Sue BP, Other Companies For Gulf Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The Justice Department sued BP and several other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill Wednesday, an opening salvo in the government's effort to get billions of dollars for untold economic and environmental damage . The government... Read More

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Geronimo's Remains
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by descendants of the Apache warrior Geronimo, who claimed some of his remains were stolen in 1918 by a student society at Yale University. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers... Read More

APNewsBreak: Justice Department to Meet with BCS
Posted on 3 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

The Justice Department's antitrust division will meet with the BCS this summer, following up on concerns the department raised with the NCAA about college football's postseason format. Bowl Championship Series executive director Bill Hancock told... Read More

WH: Lawsuit For Cleric Would Reveal State Secrets
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration on Saturday invoked the state secrets privilege which would kill a lawsuit on behalf of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist said to be targeted for death or capture under a U.S. government... Read More

AP Sources: Manslaughter Charge Explored In Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Manslaughter and perjury are among possible charges that Justice Department investigators are exploring in the early stages of their probe into the Gulf oil spill, people familiar with the inquiry said Tuesday. These people said... Read More

DOJ Let Into Lawsuit On South Carolina Jail's Bible-Only Policy
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - (AP) A federal judge says the U.S. Justice Department can join a lawsuit challenging a South Carolina jail's policy barring inmates from any reading material other than the Bible. Court documents filed Monday show U.S. District Judge... Read More

Ex-U.S. AGs Back Virginia Health Care Reform Lawsuit
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) Three former U.S. attorneys general are supporting Virginia's lawsuit challenging the federal health care reform law. A friend-of-the-court brief filed Tuesday by Republicans William Barr, Edwin Meese and Dick Thornburgh supports... Read More

Drug Company Lawyer Taped Trying To Foil Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) International business can be an ethical jungle, but it's rare to get details of bare-knuckle tactics on tape. According to a recording and sworn testimony provided to The Associated Press, a lawyer in Mexico for a leading... Read More

Feds Sue BP, Other Companies For Oil Spill Damages
Posted on 1 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A powerful plaintiff has joined the hundreds of people and businesses suing BP and other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill: the Justice Department. The government, in an opening salvo in its effort to get billions of dollars... Read More

DynCorp To Pay $7.7 Million In Whistleblower Case
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Leading U.S. contractor DynCorp International has agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it submitted false claims for a State Department civilian police training program in Iraq. The Justice Department announced... Read More