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300% ROI: 'Plaintiff Commodities Market' Pays Big Returns for Trial Bar

November 13, 2015 | Insights

Some key plaintiffs' bar players are playing games with the lives of plaintiffs - buying and selling them like commodities to make a financial killing on mass torts. Read More »

Litigation Finance, Mass Torts, and Turning 'Clients into Commodities'

November 09, 2015 | Insights

"AkinMears is nothing more than a glorified claims processing center, where the numbers are huge, the clients commodities, and the paydays, when they come, stratospheric," wrote Amir Shenaq in his $4 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against plaintiffs' firm AkinMears. Read More »

In The News Today - November 9, 2015

November 09, 2015 | Insights

New York AG Eric Schneiderman's investigation into Exxon Mobil's research and public statements on climate change "marks a dangerous new escalation of the left's attempt to stamp out all disagreement on global-warming science and policy," writes the Wall Street Journal editorial board. Read More »

What We Learned from Doc's Testimony in Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial

November 06, 2015 | Insights

Dr. Robert Taub, the cancer research doctor at the center of the corruption trial of indicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, testified in federal court yesterday. Read More »

In the News Today - November 5, 2015

November 05, 2015 | Insights

Oil Spill Fraud Defendant Was Also Convicted in Fen-Phen Fraud Case: A sixth defendant in a $2.3 billion Gulf oil spill fraud case in Mississippi was also convicted ten years ago "for providing false names for claims against the manufacturer of the diet drug Fen-Phen." That defendant, Gregory Warren, was arraigned this week on charges related to the ongoing fallout from the indictment of well-known plaintiffs' attorney Mikal Watts. Watts was recently indicted in Mississippi "on 95 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, identity theft and aggravated identity theft," arising out of the oil spill settlement litigation. (Biloxi Sun-Herald) Read More »

Legal Dispute Exposes Plaintiffs Getting 'Traded Like Commodities'

October 23, 2015 | Insights

"A legal dispute within a plaintiffs' law firm that organizes massive torts is threatening to pull back the curtain on the mechanics of high-volume litigation," reports Bloomberg's Paul Barrett. Read More »

In the News Today - June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015 | Insights

Gulf oil spill settlement Special Master Louis Freeh, "has sought the return of nearly $8 million in awards paid to commercial fishermen and other businesses." Read More »

Texas Seafood Processors Accused of $3 Million in Fraudulent Gulf Oil Spill Claims

June 09, 2015 | Insights

Two Texas seafood processors are accused in court documents of fraudulently receiving a $3.16 million claim from the Gulf Oil Spill settlement fund. Read More »

Another Blow to Investor Confidence and the Rule of Law in Ecuador

May 07, 2015 | Insights

In Ecuador, unlawful expropriations and contract violations have cost U.S. investors hundreds of millions of dollars. Read More »

In the News Today - April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015 | Insights

The Wall Street Journal reports that "Wall Street banks are embroiled in an intense dispute with the U.S. government over its ‘aggressive' interpretation of foreign-bribery laws, a flurry of legal wrangling in a probe with broad implications for how corporations do business overseas." (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

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