In the News Today - January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016
  • New Mexico AG Latest to File Suit Against Volkswagen: Volkswagen already faces more than 500 lawsuits from individuals and car dealers, as well as suits brought by the U.S. Justice Department and attorneys general in Texas and West Virginia, over the alleged emissions scandal. That, however, didn’t stop New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas from also filing suit against the automaker yesterday. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Election Board Deadlocked in Objection to St. Clair County Judicial Candidacies: An Illinois State Board of Elections panel was locked in a 4-4 tie over objections to the candidacies of two St. Clair county judges who resigned from their seats to run for election, instead of retention. The tie means no action will be taken on the objections, and judicial review may be sought in Sangamon or Cook counties. (Madison-St. Clair Record)