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Lawsuit Abuse? There's an App for That

Author: Harold Kim | October 29, 2014 | Insights

"Block Calls Get Cash"-an Android app being marketed by Lemberg Law, a self-described consumer protection law firm. The firm says the app can help those who download it determine whether they have a claim under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), in which case they could win up to $1,500 per robodial or debt collection call. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Lawsuit Abuse Impact

In The News Today - October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014 | Insights

Citing the U.S. Constitution's due process clause and stating that punitive damages in the case "should be roughly 25 times the amount of compensatory damages and no more," U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty "slashed" a $9 billion punitive damages award against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. over the diabetes drug Actos to $36.8 million." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Pennsylvania

In The News Today - October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 | Insights

An editorial piece in The Wall Street Journal describes the 2010 Gulf Coast spill as "a disaster for local businesses and the environment but also the best thing ever to happen to the trial lawyers who continue to exploit the accident for fun and profit." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions

Paper On Government's Coercive 'Litigation Swarm' Tactics Featured in Corporate Counsel

October 23, 2014 | Insights

Corporate Counsel today featured a paper by Andy Pincus of Mayer Brown LLP detailing the "coercive power" exercised by government enforcement agencies "to impose expanded regulations with massive fines that end up harming consumers, investors and employers." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

Entire Judiciary Recused From Case For "Egregious" and "Reprehensible" Complicity in DOJ Misconduct

October 20, 2014 | Insights

The New York Observer reports that Chief Judge Morrison C. England Jr. of the Eastern District of California has ordered the recusal of every federal judge in the district in light of new evidence of misconduct by federal prosecutors and investigators in what was dubbed the "Moonlight Fire" case, a multi-million dollar government suit against Sierra Pacific claiming the lumber company was responsible for a 2007 California wildfire. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

In The News Today - October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 | Insights

A woman, her husband and her brother have been convicted on dozens of charges in federal court "in a family-run scheme to defraud a fund established to help victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill of more than $3 million." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Alabama

In The News Today - October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014 | Insights

The National Law Journal highlights Legal Newsline's objections "to motions by plaintiffs-who claim that exposure to Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC's products caused their asbestos-related illnesses-to seal information about their settlements in the manufacturer's pending bankruptcy." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Asbestos

Non-Traditional Allies Support Chevron's Case Against Donziger

October 10, 2014 | Insights

Chevron is gaining support from some non-traditional quarters in its civil racketeering case against plaintiffs' attorney Steven Donziger. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

Fmr. FBI Director: Order Return of $240K in Questionable Oil Spill Settlement Cash

October 09, 2014 | Insights

Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who is serving as a special master overseeing "potential fraud" in the BP Gulf oil spill claims process, has asked a federal judge to "order the return of nearly $240,000 paid to an Alabama boat captain he accused of reporting fake losses in shrimping revenue" caused by the spill. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - October 8, 2014

October 08, 2014 | Insights

A case regarding the standard for moving class actions into federal court has morphed into a question of the U.S. Supreme Court's power to review appeals arising under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA). Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions

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