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In The News Today - September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014 | Insights

The West Virginia Supreme Court announced that justices will no longer deliver "pur curiam", or unsigned, opinions. Chief Justice Robin Davis issued an opinion this week that "every opinion now delivered by the court will include the name of the justice who authored it. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Illinois, West Virginia

Judge Rules Questionable Gulf Oil Spill Payouts Won't Be Returned to BP

September 25, 2014 | Insights

Despite what BP argues is a "flawed funding formula" that has enabled upwards of 800 businesses to "overestimate their spill-related claims," a federal judge has ruled that these businesses will not have to return the questionable 2010 Gulf oil spill settlements to BP. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions

In The News Today - September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014 | Insights

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has submitted an amcius brief urging the Fifth Circuit not to overturn an order limiting discovery in long-running False Claims Act litigation in which "two whistleblowers allege State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. submitted fraudulent Hurricane Katrina claims to the National Flood Insurance Program", arguing that further discovery by the plaintiffs is unwarranted. Read More »

Tags: Discovery, False Claims Act, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014 | Insights

Seth J. Johnston, a disbarred Kentucky attorney who worked alongside Stanley Chesley, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for "siphoning money from a $42 million judgment stemming from a class action over the diet drug fen-phen, as well as other frauds that cost his victims a total of over $4 million." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Kentucky

Law Of The Jungle: The Book On Chevron And Lawsuit Fraud

September 23, 2014 | Insights

"If there are any doubts that mass torts are often the breeding ground for mass fraud, veteran journalist Paul Barrett's new book Law of the Jungle should put them to rest." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Lawsuit Abuse Impact

SEC Announces Record $30 Million "Whistleblower" Award

September 23, 2014 | Insights

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has announced the largest-ever award - $30 million - under the Commission's three-year "whistleblower" program. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

In The News Today - September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014 | Insights

New York Times columnist Joe Nocera pens a column about BusinessWeek writer Paul Barrett's new book on the Chevron-Ecuador legal battle, focusing on plaintiffs' attorney Steven Donziger. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

'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

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