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'Full Disruption' of the American Asbestos Litigation Industry?

September 19, 2014 | Insights

Sara Warner writes at The Huffington Post that the American asbestos litigation industry is "approaching full disruption", thanks in large part to court rulings finding that plaintiffs' attorneys "may have been seriously concealing evidence." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 | Insights

The Coca-Cola Co. is urging an Alabama magistrate judge to "rethink his recommendation keeping alive" a proposed TCPA class action suit over alleged unsolicited text messages. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Legal Ethics, Alabama, Washington

Virginia Sues 13 Banks for $1.15 Billion

September 17, 2014 | Insights

A lawsuit filed by Virginia's attorney general seeks to extract $1.15 billion from 13 big banks and financial firms, some of whom have recently paid out huge settlements to the DOJ. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Virginia

Holder to Recommend Big Rewards for Wall Street Whistleblowers

September 17, 2014 | Insights

The Wall Street Journal reports that Attorney General Eric Holder will announce a new Justice Department proposal this Wednesday at New York University. He is expected to call for increased cash rewards under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, or Firrea, for whistleblowers who provide evidence of wrongdoing on Wall Street. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

In The News Today - September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 | Insights

Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), recently commented that a Missouri Supreme Court's ruling last week on punitive damages "signals that the state's lawsuit environment is headed down the wrong path." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Missouri

Op-ed by ILR President Lisa Rickard on AL Supreme Court Prescription Drug Ruling

September 16, 2014 | Insights

If you're a justice on the Alabama Supreme Court, you go to work every day knowing that your decisions will have a major impact on those few individuals connected to legal cases before the court. And on some days, your rulings will be felt by all of the citizens of your state. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Alabama

In The News Today - September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 | Insights

According to a report filed on Friday, the NFL could be responsible to pay approximately $950 million "in total concussion claims over the course of its 65-year settlement term, assuming that roughly 60 percent of class members eligible for compensation participate in the deal." Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, Class Actions, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 | Insights

Mark Behrens, partner, Shook, Hardy and Bacon, writes in the Washington Legal Pulse, that, "On September 9, the Supreme Court of Missouri struck down the state's legislative limit on the amount of punitive damages that can be imposed on defendants." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Missouri

In The News Today - September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 | Insights

Purdue Pharma LP is seeking to block Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC from representing the city in its suit over the marketing of opioid painkillers. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, California

Halliburton to Settle Deepwater Horizon Claims for $1.1 Billion

September 03, 2014 | Insights

The New York Times reports that Halliburton agreed on Tuesday to pay $1.1 billion to settle individual plaintiffs, businesses, and local governments' claims stemming from its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

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