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NY Times: 'Lawyers Create Big Paydays by Coaxing Attorneys General to Sue'

December 19, 2014 | Insights

New York Times journalist Eric Lipton today investigates the "flourishing industry that pairs plaintiffs' lawyers with state attorneys general to sue companies." Read More »

Tags: State Attorneys General, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 | Insights

Gulf Oil Spill claims administrator Patrick Juneau set a June 8, 2015 deadline for individuals and businesses to claims as part of BP's estimated $9.7 billion settlement. Read More »

Tags: Discovery, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014 | Insights

The former Countrywide Financial Corp. executive who filed a "whistleblower" lawsuit against Countrywide and Bank of America will reportedly collect almost $58 million. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 | Insights

The American Tort Reform Association has released its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, and New York City is ranked number one, due to its asbestos docket. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, State Legal Reforms, State Tort Reform, West Virginia, New York, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Florida, California

Report: 92% of Madison County, IL Asbestos Plaintiffs from Out-of-State in 2014

December 12, 2014 | Insights

As we reported earlier this week, ILR has launched a public awareness campaign in Madison County, IL, focused on the high number of out-of-county and out-of-state litigants who file asbestos lawsuits in the county's courts. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Asbestos, Illinois

This Week's Madison County, IL Asbestos Docket Reinforces Message of New ILR Awareness Campaign

December 10, 2014 | Insights

Among the 207 asbestos cases set for trial this week in Madison County, IL, only two of the plaintiffs actually live in the county. Further, as the Madison-St. Clair Record reports, only 20 of the plaintiffs even hail from the state of Illinois. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Legal Ethics, State Legal Reforms, Illinois

Elections Have Created a 'Favorable Landscape' For Legal Reform, Says ILR's Harold Kim

December 08, 2014 | Insights

The November elections "have created a very favorable landscape" for legal reform, according to ILR Executive Vice President Harold Kim, as quoted in Business Insurance. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

Is West Virginia A "Heaven For Plaintiffs' Attorneys"?

December 04, 2014 | Insights

So asks the Charleston Daily Mail editorial board following an ABC News report about the alleged relationship between West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis and a Mississippi plaintiffs' attorney. Read More »

Tags: Trial Bar Influence, Legal Ethics, West Virginia, Mississippi

In The News Today - December 1, 2014

December 01, 2014 | Insights

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard will moderate a panel, "Today's First Amendment Environment," at the U.S. Chamber Foundation event, "Free Speech & Business," to be held this Wednesday, December 3rd. Read More »

Tags: False Claims Act, Legal Ethics, West Virginia

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

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