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

February 09, 2016 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

"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 »

In The News Today - November 9, 2015

November 09, 2015 | Insights

New York AG Eric Schneiderman's investigation into Exxon Mobil's research and public statements on climate change "marks a dangerous new escalation of the left's attempt to stamp out all disagreement on global-warming science and policy," writes the Wall Street Journal editorial board. Read More »

What We Learned from Doc's Testimony in Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial

November 06, 2015 | Insights

Dr. Robert Taub, the cancer research doctor at the center of the corruption trial of indicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, testified in federal court yesterday. Read More »

In the News Today - November 5, 2015

November 05, 2015 | Insights

Oil Spill Fraud Defendant Was Also Convicted in Fen-Phen Fraud Case: A sixth defendant in a $2.3 billion Gulf oil spill fraud case in Mississippi was also convicted ten years ago "for providing false names for claims against the manufacturer of the diet drug Fen-Phen." That defendant, Gregory Warren, was arraigned this week on charges related to the ongoing fallout from the indictment of well-known plaintiffs' attorney Mikal Watts. Watts was recently indicted in Mississippi "on 95 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, identity theft and aggravated identity theft," arising out of the oil spill settlement litigation. (Biloxi Sun-Herald) Read More »

Legal Dispute Exposes Plaintiffs Getting 'Traded Like Commodities'

October 23, 2015 | Insights

"A legal dispute within a plaintiffs' law firm that organizes massive torts is threatening to pull back the curtain on the mechanics of high-volume litigation," reports Bloomberg's Paul Barrett. Read More »

In the News Today - June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015 | Insights

Gulf oil spill settlement Special Master Louis Freeh, "has sought the return of nearly $8 million in awards paid to commercial fishermen and other businesses." Read More »

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