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BusinessWeek Quotes ILR in Column About Sheldon Silver, Garlock and 'Asbestos Corruption'

January 26, 2015 | Insights

"Among the main charges filed against" New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, notes BusinessWeek columnist Paul Barrett "is an allegation that he used his political position to steer asbestos cases to Weitz & Luxenberg, a potent personal-injury law firm based in Manhattan." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York

ILR Comments on Asbestos Litigation Abuses in Wake of New York Assembly Speaker Indictment

January 23, 2015 | Insights

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, issued a statement today in the wake of the indictment of the New York Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver. Read More »

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Fisher: Silver Arrest Shows "Seedy Side of Asbestos Litigation"

January 23, 2015 | Insights

Forbes' Daniel Fisher reports on the charges filed against New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, which accuses Silver of "accepting more than $5.3 million in payments from Weitz & Luxenberg, a New York law firm that specializes in asbestos lawsuits." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York

In The News Today - January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015 | Insights

"Taking advantage of mesothelioma patients is unspeakably despicable," writes Reuters columnist Alison Frankel. Read More »

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U.S. Chamber Comments on Asbestos Litigation Abuses in Wake of New York Assembly Speaker Indictment

January 22, 2015 | Press Release

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, issued the following statement today in the wake of the indictment of the New York Assembly Speaker. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Asbestos, New York

In The News Today - January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015 | Insights

"Kentucky is a haven for personal injury lawyers who run settlement-mills that wring millions of dollars from our state's businesses and caregivers," writes Michael C. Adams, senior counsel to the Kentucky-based Partnership for Commonsense Justice. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Legal Ethics, State Legal Reforms, Kentucky

Garlock's RICO Suits Unsealed, Allege Fraud by Plaintiffs' Firms

January 21, 2015 | Insights

Reuters reports that Garlock Sealing Technologies's racketeering suits against four plaintiffs' firms for "allegedly concealing evidence" and inducing "clients to commit perjury to drive up asbestos-related settlements and garner bigger fees" were unsealed this week. Read More »

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In The News Today - January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015 | Insights

A federal judge this week signaled that he may allow BP to pay fines over the Gulf Oil Spill in installments, rather than a lump sum. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Legal Ethics

Corporate Counsel Reports on U.S. Chamber "State of American Business" Address

January 15, 2015 | Insights

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Thomas J. Donohue gave his annual "State of American Business" address yesterday, and strongly reinforced the Chamber's commitment to legal reform. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions

WSJ Editorial: 'Prevent Trial Lawyers from Becoming War Profiteers'

January 15, 2015 | Insights

The Wall Street Journal editorial board urges the U.S. Supreme Court to "prevent trial lawyers from becoming war profiteers" in a case that seeks to suspend the statute of limitations in civil False Claims Act cases. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, False Claims Act

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