attorney general http://wkms.org en State Defends Ban On Same-Sex Marriage http://wkms.org/post/state-defends-ban-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky&rsquo;s Attorney General&rsquo;s office said the state&#39;s same-sex marriage ban should stand, but that overturning it would grant gay couples the same legal protections as straight couples. &nbsp;</p><p>The state made its defense of the ban today in response to a lawsuit brought by Gregory Bourke and Michael De Leon of Louisville, who were married in Canada nine years ago. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Assistant Attorney General Clay Barkley asked the judge to dismiss the case saying the men lack standing to challenge the law. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:08:00 +0000 Rob Canning & The Associated Press 35389 at http://wkms.org State Defends Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Illinois Attorney General on Voter Rights http://wkms.org/post/illinois-attorney-general-voter-rights <p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is reminding voters of some basic rights ahead of Tuesday's election. Madigan says voters have the right to vote if they are in line when the polls close at 7 p.m. If a voter makes a mistake or spoils a paper ballot and the voter hasn't cast the ballot, the voter has the right to a replacement ballot. Voters have the right to take unpaid time from work to vote - up to two successive hours - as long as they've applied with their employer before Election Day. However, the employer may choose the time of day. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:02:52 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24012 at http://wkms.org Illinois Attorney General on Voter Rights Kentucky Medicaid Settles with Johnson & Johnson for $7 Million http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-medicaid-settles-johnson-johnson-7-million <p>Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recovered $7 million on behalf of Kentucky&rsquo;s Medicaid program following a settlement with 47 companies in the Johnson &amp; Johnson family.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:32:45 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18350 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Medicaid Settles with Johnson & Johnson for $7 Million Kentucky Sues Medical Company for False Marketing http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-sues-medical-company-false-marketing <p>Kentucky is one of 13 states intervening in a 90-million dollar lawsuit against Healthpoint, Ltd. Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control allege that a bedsore ointment called Xenaderm is a &ldquo;less than effective&rdquo; drug by FDA standards, for which Medicaid coverage is illegal.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 20:33:13 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18037 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Sues Medical Company for False Marketing 170 KY Beef Producers Win Restitution from Eastern Livestock http://wkms.org/post/170-ky-beef-producers-win-restitution-eastern-livestock <p>Four executives of Eastern Livestock have entered guilty pleas in court, and will be ordered to pay restitution to 170 beef producers they de-frauded. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says the pleas were entered in Barren-Metcalfe Circuit Court. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:32:01 +0000 Dan Modlin (KPR) 17386 at http://wkms.org 170 KY Beef Producers Win Restitution from Eastern Livestock Kentucky Will Receive Piece of Nationwide Foreclosure Settlement http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-will-receive-piece-nationwide-foreclosure-settlement <p>Kentucky&rsquo;s share of the nationwide foreclosure settlement with five major banks is nearly $59 million. Attorney General Jack Conway announced yesterday how that money will be used to help borrowers struggling with high mortgage payments or who have already been through foreclosure. Some of the funds will go toward paying down principal balances for consumers who owe more than their home is worth. Conway says,<br /> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:52:13 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 16893 at http://wkms.org