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Alabama Beachfront Property Owners File Class Action Against BP
Posted on 4 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MOBILE, Ala. - Owners of beachfront and coastal property in Alabama on June 3 filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama here on behalf of themselves and others like them who have suffered damage to their... Read More

New Guidelines Could Rule Out Many Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A flower shop in Florida that saw a drop-off in weddings this summer is probably out of luck. So is a restaurant in Idaho that had to switch seafood suppliers. A hardware store on the Mississippi coast may be left out, too. The latest guidelines... Read More

Govt. Sues Tax Preparers In 5 states On Tax Credits
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Justice Department says it has sued seven tax preparers in five states to stop them from fraudulently claiming tax credits for first-time homebuyer and earned-income. The department also has obtained an indictment of a Philadelphia... Read More

State Immigration Laws May Never Be Constitutional
Posted on 16 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) Utah legislators passed an immigration law that they were confident wouldn't end up the same way Arizona's version did last year: tangled up in the courts. But 14 hours after Utah's law went into effect this week, it... Read More

Alabama Settles Lawsuit Over Conditions At Tough Prison
Posted on 24 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - (AP) Alabama will increase staffing at its highest-security prison, disclose reports of inmate violence there, seek outside help to eliminate prisoner weapons and fix leaky roofs to settle a federal lawsuit filed by inmates over conditions... Read More

Groups Sue To Block Alabama Illegal Immigration Law
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) Civil rights groups sued Friday in federal court to block Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, which supporters and opponents have called the strictest measure of its kind in the nation. The lawsuit , filed... Read More

Alabama AG Sues BP, Others Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) Alabama's attorney general is suing BP and others over the Gulf oil spill because he says the oil company has broken too many promises about accepting responsibility for the disaster. Attorney General Troy King filed two lawsuits... Read More

Lawsuit To Taco Bell: Where's The Beef?
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) An Alabama law firm claims in a lawsuit that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef" in its products. The meat mixture sold by Taco Bell restaurants... Read More

Judge Upholds Key Parts Of Alabama Immigration Law
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - (AP) A federal judge refused Wednesday to block key parts of a closely watched Alabama law that is considered the strictest state effort to clamp down on illegal immigration, including a measure that requires immigration checks of public... Read More

Taco Bell Beef Lawsuit Dropped
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (AP) Taco Bell declared victory Tuesday after an Alabama-based law firm dropped its class-action lawsuit that raised a beef with the meat filling served in the fast-food chain's tacos and burritos. The two sides differed, though... Read More

Justice Department Challenges Tough Alabama Immigration Law
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) The Obama administration is challenging Alabama's new law that would let police detain those stopped for traffic offenses who they suspect are in the country illegally, a statute described as one of the toughest immigration... Read More

AGs For 5 States Talk Legal Strategy For Oil Spill
Posted on 3 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MOBILE, Ala. – (AP) The attorneys general from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas want BP PLC to sign an agreement spelling out exactly what "legitimate expenses" they'll cover from the spill. Florida AG Bill McCollum... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses States' Gun Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal. The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy... Read More

TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority over the next five years will shutter operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday. TVA... Read More