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Lawsuit Abuse? There's an App for That

October 29, 2014 | "Block Calls Get Cash"-an Android app being marketed by Lemberg Law, a self-described consumer protection law firm. The firm says the app can help those who download it determine whether they have a claim under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), in which case they could win up to $1,500 per robodial or debt collection call.

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In The News Today - November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 | Insights

181 asbestos cases are schedule for Monday, December 1 in a single Madison County, IL courtroom – and only one of the plaintiffs is from Madison County. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Lawsuit Lending, Illinois

Author Expresses 'Anger' At Toyota Settlement Check

November 24, 2014 | Insights

Author and student Jonathan Sourber writes in the Wall Street Journal today about receiving his "Toyota Unintended Acceleration Economic Loss Settlement" check in the amount of $20.91. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions

Are Litigation Financiers Turning To Crowdfunding?

November 21, 2014 | Insights

BusinessWeek's Paul Barrett reports on a new litigation-finance venture, LexShares, which is a crowdfunding (i.e., offers the ability for "small-scale financiers" to invest online) website backed by Atlas Ventures. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

In The News Today - November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 | Insights

In his nationally syndicated column, the Palm Beach Post's Frank Cerabino analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of a case in which the feds are using the Sarbanes-Oxley law to prosecute a Florida fisherman accused of throwing three undersized fish overboard to avoid a citation. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, Florida

In The News Today - November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014 | Insights

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is calling for a renewed push for patent reform, in the wake of the FTC's settlement with MPHJ and its law firm Farney Daniels P.C. over allegations they "used deceptive sales claims and phony legal tactics in demand letters accusing thousands of businesses of patent infringement." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, West Virginia, Vermont

SEC Commissioners Dissent 'From an SEC Windfall' for Class Action Attorneys

November 11, 2014 | Insights

SEC Commissioners Daniel M. Gallagher and Michael S. Piwowar write a Wall Street Journal op-ed that is sharply critical of a proposed $600 million "fair fund" that would "distribute money collected from defendants to purportedly harmed investors in the insider trading case SEC v. CR Intrinsic Investors." Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Legal Ethics, Securities Litigation Reform

In The News Today - November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014 | Insights

A "packed schedule" and lengthy vetting process is likely to move any vote on U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch into the next legislation session under the Republican-controlled Senate. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, Louisiana

In The News Today - November 10, 2014

November 10, 2014 | Insights

An attorney accused of corruption related to a questionable BP Oil Spill settlement claim, told a U.S. District Court Judge that he wasn't hiding "kickbacks", he was simply hiding the money from his wife Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

U.S. Chamber Applauds CSX RICO Case Victory Over Fraud and Abuse in Asbestos Litigation

Author: Justin Hakes | November 07, 2014 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement today about the settlement of a RICO lawsuit against several asbestos attorneys and a radiologist by CSX Transportation for fabricating and litigating fraudulent asbestos claims against the company. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - November 6, 2014

November 06, 2014 | Insights

An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell highlights "excessive regulations and frivolous lawsuits that are driving up costs for families and preventing the economy from growing" as one of the top priorities for reform under the newly elected Republican majority in the House and Senate. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Legal Ethics, Medical Liability, California

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