Legal Ethics

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Chevron Case Shows Why We Must Police Lawsuit Fraud

Author: Lisa A. Rickard | March 12, 2014 | Insights

Terms like "racketeering," "extortion," "money laundering" and "wire fraud" are typically more associated with the Mafia than plaintiffs' lawyers. But in a landmark ruling last week, a New York federal judge used these terms to describe conduct by a lawyer. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Foreign Judgment Enforcement

The Securities Class Action Lords

March 10, 2014 | Insights

Lost in last week's flurry of activity surrounding the Halliburton argument before the Supreme Court was a key question: who is bringing these suits and why? Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Securities Litigation Reform, Legal Ethics, Class Actions

Something Got Left Behind on the Race to the Courthouse

February 06, 2014 | Insights

Is it better to be first, or to be right? For lawyers wanting to reap big fees in securities cases, speed matters. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

Judge Finds Discovery Abuse by Lawyers

January 13, 2014 | Insights

On Friday, a federal bankruptcy judge cut an asbestos award to $125 million after finding lawyers in the case coached their clients to "forget" certain facts that would increase the defendant's liability and to change their stories in other lawsuits. Read More »

Tags: Trial Bar Influence, Legal Ethics, Asbestos, North Carolina

Behind the Curtain

December 18, 2013 | Insights

Bloomberg Businessweek takes a look at the shadowy world of "lead generators," companies that identify potential clients for mass tort suits based on their purchase history then sell those names to lawyers. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

Diagnosing the Disease: Emerging Litigation Trends

October 24, 2013 | Video

This panel at the 14th annual Legal Reform Summit explored the evolving practices of the plaintiff's bar and emerging litigation trends, including wage and hour suits, patent trolls, theories of liability involving no real injury; and government enforcement of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act. Watch »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Class Actions

In the News Today - October 24, 2013

October 24, 2013 | Insights

A federal appeals court has rejected the Delaware Court of Chancery's confidential arbitration process for resolving business disputes, ruling that the system violates the First Amendment. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Lawsuit Lending, Asbestos, Alternative Dispute Resolution, New Jersey, Illinois, Delaware

In the News

September 24, 2013 | Insights

On Monday, BP asked a court to halt payments from the gulf oil spill settlement fund until the administrator implements recommendations to improve efficiency and accounting controls. Read More »

Tags: Third Party Litigation Funding, Legal Ethics, Environmental Litigation, Class Actions Around the Globe, Class Actions, Alabama

In the News

September 23, 2013 | Insights

After an Oregon state court granted jurisdiction over a U.S. company and its foreign parent, Danish company Novo Nordisk is asking the Supreme Court to clarify whether a foreign company can be held liable for products handled by the American subsidiary. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Foreign Judgment Enforcement

In the News

September 18, 2013 | Insights

The world's biggest litigation funder, Burford Capital, announced a 41% increase in operating income from last year. Burford also disclosed it currently has $266 million invested in 29 litigation financing operations. Read More »

Tags: Third Party Litigation Funding, Securities Litigation Reform, Legal Ethics, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Environmental Litigation

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