Legal Ethics

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"Hired Activist" Sharon Stone Provides Latest Embarrassment for Backers of Anti-Chevron Litigation

March 03, 2015 | Insights

It's been an embarrassing year for those behind Ecuador's decades-long legal and PR battle against Chevron. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions Around the Globe, Foreign Judgment Enforcement, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 | Insights

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is seeking support for a proposal to offer rewards and protections for "whistle-blowers" who provide information about securities fraud if it generates penalties and fines exceeding $1 million. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York, Nevada

In The News Today - February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015 | Insights

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has settled with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for $16 million over foreign-bribery charges after self-reporting the wrongdoing more than two years ago. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

In The News Today - February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 | Insights

West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole is betting that tort reforms will lead to economic growth in Southern W. Va. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Securities Litigation Reform, State Tort Reform, West Virginia

WSJ Accuses Feds of "Prosecutorial Abuse," Urges Schneiderman to "Throw Out" Case Against Greenberg

February 20, 2015 | Insights

Last month, The Wall Street Journal editorial board criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for "prosecutorial abuse" for "hiding potentially exculpatory evidence involving former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg" that the feds wouldn't allow Greenberg to make public. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Legal Ethics, New York

In The News Today - February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 | Insights

Investment firm Gray Financial Group Inc. has lodged a suit against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the latest of a wave of challenges against the body's use of administrative courts. Read More »

Tags: Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) , Legal Ethics, Asbestos, New York

TV Stock Picker's Side-Hustle: Serial M&A Lawsuit Plaintiff

February 19, 2015 | Insights

Described as "the robo-plaintiff", Reuters reports on stock-picker and TV commentator Hilary Kramer, who's the named plaintiff in more mergers and acquisitions (M&A) class action lawsuits than any other individual investor in the country. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Legal Ethics

Did 'Silver Arrest' Scrutiny Cause Judge to Slash Record Asbestos Payout?

February 13, 2015 | Insights

Since former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's arrest, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joan Madden reportedly had "come under scrutiny for the sky-high damages that juries in her court have awarded to Weitz & Luxenberg clients." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Legal Ethics, New York

FLASHBACK: The Anti-Vaccine Movement And A Trial Lawyer-Funded Climate Of Fear

Author: Lisa A. Rickard | February 13, 2015 | Insights

A timely re-post of ILR President Lisa A. Rickard's April 2014 Forbes op-ed. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Lawsuit Abuse Impact

SEC Absolves Software Execs of 'Misconduct' ... Extracts Settlements Anyway?

February 12, 2015 | Insights

Despite conceding that two former Silicon Valley chief financial offices were not "personally involved" in underlying misconduct, the SEC has extracted "nearly half a million dollars" as part of an investigation into alleged accounting fraud at Saba Software, Inc. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

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