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EPA's popularity possibly waning

By Michael Tremoglie | Apr 2, 2012

Rahall WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Barack Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency has managed to antagonize not only its foes but now might also be alienating its friends.

Houston company responds to OSHA

By Michael Tremoglie | Mar 20, 2012

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it is citing the Piping Technology and Products Inc. for nine serious violations.

Texas judge sets precedent in asbestos case

By Michael Tremoglie | Mar 13, 2012

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) -- The defense counsel in a Texas asbestos case has filed a motion to "compel settlement trust submissions."

***FOR PRINT***Dallas doctor arrested for $375M home healthcare fraud

By Michael Tremoglie | Feb 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A Dallas physician, his office manager and the owners of five home health agencies have been arrested for allegedly defrauding the government for healthcare services.

Dallas doctor arrested for $375M home healthcare fraud

By Michael Tremoglie | Feb 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- A Dallas physician, his office manager and the owners of five home health agencies have been arrested for allegedly defrauding the government for healthcare services.

American Petroleum Institute concerned about EPA refinery rules

By Michael Tremoglie | Feb 20, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- An American Petroleum Institute official has expressed concern about new rules for refineries the Environmental Protection Agency is implementing.

Texas congressman asks Holder about DOJ Countrywide settlement

By Michael Tremoglie | Jan 27, 2012

Smith WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressing concern over the Department of Justice's settlement with Countrywide Financial. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) sent the letter Jan. 25 saying the terms of the settlement between the DOJ and Countrywide will permit large sums of money to those with close political ties to President Obama.

***FOR PRINT***Hearing set for Cordray, other appointments

By Michael Tremoglie | Jan 27, 2012

Cordray WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The House Judiciary Committee will have a hearing Feb. 15 over the constitutionality of recent recess appointments by President Obama.

Texas company to be fined more than $1 million by OSHA

By Michael Tremoglie | Jan 3, 2012

Solis WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Dec. 28 that it has cited Piping Technology and Products Inc. of Houston for 13 willful and 17 serious violations of worker safety regulations at the company's Houston facility. The amount of fines sought total $1,013,000.

NLRB adopts amendments to controversial ruling

By Michael Tremoglie | Dec 26, 2011

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The National Labor Relations Board has announced that it has adopted a final rule amending its controversial new election case procedures.

Texas oil company fined $12M for violations in Louisiana

By Michael Tremoglie | Dec 20, 2011

WASHINGTON � Houston, Texas-based Pelican Refining Co. has been fined $12 million for felony violations of the Clean Air Act at its Louisiana refinery.

ABA wants immunity for lawyers representing public entities

By Michael Tremoglie | Nov 28, 2011

Rotunda WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to find that private lawyers representing public agencies are entitled to increased immunity from lawsuits.

***FOR PRINT** ABA wants immunity for lawyers representing public entities

By Michael Tremoglie | Nov 28, 2011

Rotunda WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to find that private lawyers representing public agencies are entitled to increased immunity from lawsuits.

Energy Secretary, ranking Democrats defend Solyndra loan

By Michael Tremoglie | Nov 21, 2011

Chu WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Energy Secretary Steven Chu refused to apologize to taxpayers, or say who should apologize, for the loss of a half-billion dollars over his department's loan guarantee to the failed California solar cell company Solyndra.

The science of asbestos: The arguments for juries

By Michael Tremoglie | Nov 8, 2011

Shein WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - With so much at stake for businesses weighted down by litigation costs, can juries in asbestos cases be trusted to render fair and just verdicts?

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