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Republican Senator Says He Backs Birther Lawsuits
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship in court. Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town hall-style... Read More

Aetna Sues 6 New Jersey Doctors For Overbilling
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. - (AP) Aetna Inc. is suing six New Jersey physicians, claiming they filed "unlawful and excessive" bills, including nearly $57,000 for a 25-minute consultation. The lawsuits stem from hospital care where patients were referred... Read More

Lawsuit Seeks To Bar Genetically Modified Sugar Beets
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILOMATH, Ore. – (AP) Organic farmers fear this year's spring breezes will be carrying pollen from genetically altered sugar beets, which they say could render their crops worthless, and they hope to persuade a federal judge this week... Read More

HP Reaches Settlement With DOJ In Kickbacks Case
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PALO ALTO, Calif. - (AP) Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday that it has agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit by the Department of Justice, which alleged that HP and other technology companies paid kickbacks to Accenture PLC in exchange for recommendations... Read More

Supreme Court To Hear Another Arbitration Argument
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court will consider a plea from companies that cater to people with bad credit to keep disputes with their customers out of court and in the more business-friendly forum of arbitration. Days after handing businesses... Read More

Navajo Nation Settles Coal Mining Royalty Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - (AP) The Navajo Nation has settled its allegations that a coal mining company conspired with others to cheat the tribe out of hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties. The tribe and Peabody Energy announced a settlement Thursday... Read More

Huge Verdict Shakes Up Nursing Home Industry
Posted on 29 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) During Cindy Cool's almost daily visits to the nursing home, she would routinely find her Alzheimer's-suffering father wearing urine-soaked clothes. The Blue Lake, Calif. resident said it would take upwards of 20 minutes for... Read More

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

Ohio School Asks Judge To Dismiss Bullying Lawsuit
Posted on 11 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CLEVELAND - (AP) An Ohio school district being sued by two families who claim their children's deaths were caused by bullying has asked a federal judge to dismiss one of the lawsuits . The Mentor Public School District said in a court filing last... Read More

Judge Rules Against Kansas Parents In School Funding Suit
Posted on 12 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - (AP) Parents in a wealthy suburban Kansas City school district cannot seek to raise property taxes above a state cap because it could bring down Kansas' entire school funding system, a federal judge ruled Friday. A lawsuit filed... Read More

Samsung Electronics Tries To Quell Cancer Concerns
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

YONGIN, South Korea – (AP) Samsung Electronics said Thursday workers at its semiconductor factories face no heightened cancer risk as the world's top maker of memory chips tried to quell health fears following employee illnesses and deaths.... Read More

Oil Trade Group Sues Over Polar Bear Critical Habitat
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) An Alaska petroleum industry trade group has sued the federal government over its designation of 187,157 square miles as polar bear critical habitat, claiming it covers too much territory and could cost tens of millions or more... Read More

Environmentalists Sue ExxonMobil Over Air Pollution
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The largest U.S. oil refinery released 8 million pounds of illegal pollution in the last five years, violating federal air pollution laws thousands of times, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by environmental groups. The lawsuit against... Read More

Prosecutor: Camry In Deadly Crash Not Among Those Recalled
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (AP) The inspection of a Toyota Camry involved in a deadly crash that sent a St. Paul man to prison supports his claim he did all he could to try to stop before the 2006 collision that killed three people, attorneys and a participating... Read More

Plaintiffs Raise Chevron Damage Claim In Ecuador
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

QUITO, Ecuador - (AP) The plaintiffs suing Chevron Corp. over oil contamination in the Ecuadorean jungle have raised their estimate of damages to a range of $40 billion to $90 billion. The previous estimate was $27 billion and was endorsed by a court... Read More