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Former Ethics Judge Cops to $3M Fraud

June 09, 2016 | News and Blog

William Bucci, who was named to the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline in 2005, entered a guilty plea on Wednesday in a $3 million fraud scheme that involved false promises of real estate investments and wine and olive oil imports. Read More »

Infamous "Missing Pants Lawsuit" Plaintiff Faces Legal Ethics Charges

June 08, 2016 | News and Blog

The former Washington, D.C. administrative law judge who filed the now-infamous $54 million lawsuit against his dry cleaners for a lost pair of pants is now "facing legal ethics charges" over that lawsuit, reports the National Law Journal. Read More »

Former NY House Speaker Silver Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

May 04, 2016 | News and Blog

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison, "ordered to pay a fine of $1.75 million and forfeit about $5.3 million he reaped from the criminal schemes of which he was convicted," reports the Wall Street Journal. Read More »

Union Leader Editorial Blasts State AG/Cohen Milstein Contingency Fee Arrangement

March 16, 2016 | News and Blog

The Union Leader editorial board blasts New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster's contingency fee arrangement with the Cohen Milstein plaintiffs' firm for "prescription opioid" litigation against pharmaceutical makers. Read More »

In the News Today -- February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016 | News and Blog

Should trial lawyers be able to add a company to a national lawsuit just because that company is located in a plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction where judges are more likely to rule in their favor? No! Read More »

Trial Lawyer Ad Spending Last Year More Than Doubles Record Amount Spent on Super Bowl Ads

February 09, 2016 | News and Blog

Believe it or not the enormous sums spent on Super Bowl ads actually pale in comparison to the amount plaintiffs' attorneys spent on advertising in 2015 alone: $892 million. Read More »

In the News Today - January 22, 2016

January 22, 2016 | News and Blog

Indicted Plaintiffs Attorney to Represent Himself in Criminal Trial: A Mississippi federal judge this week agreed to allow Texas-based plaintiffs' attorney Mikal Watts to represent himself in the criminal case against him over charges of "vastly inflating the number of claimants for a $2.3 billion seafood compensation program" related to the Gulf oil spill. The 95-count indictment against Watts and others include charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, identify theft, and aggravated identity theft. (The Sun Herald and Law360) Read More »

Will Sheldon Silver's Conviction 'Tip the Course of Asbestos Litigation'?

December 03, 2015 | News and Blog

What impact will the conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have on the "course" of asbestos litigation? Read More »

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

November 13, 2015 | News and Blog

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 | News and Blog

"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 »

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