Legal Ethics

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Legal tide turning against lawyers who profit illegally from class-action lawsuits

August 19, 2014 | Insights

This month, justice found 'former plaintiffs' superlawyer' Stanely Chesley. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Lawsuit Abuse Impact, Ohio

New U.S. Chamber Reports Signal Enhanced Risk of Lawsuit Abuse in Latin America

August 06, 2014 | Insights

Latin American countries are systematically changing their civil justice systems in a manner that threatens a coming wave of civil litigation and negative economic and social consequences, according to key findings in two new ILR reports released yesterday. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions Around the Globe, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - August 6, 2014

August 06, 2014 | Insights

Stanley, Chesley, the notorious Ohio mass tort trial lawyer sometimes known as the "Master of Disaster," may be on the line for $25 million to settle claims that he kept $7.5 million more than his share of a 2001 fen-phen diet drug settlement. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Ohio

In The News Today - August 5, 2014

August 05, 2014 | Insights

Russell G. Ryan, former assistant director of enforcement at the SEC, writes an op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal entitled, "The SEC as Prosecutor and Judge." Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Legal Ethics

In The News Today - July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014 | Insights

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. agreed to pay $2 million to resolve a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Class Actions, Asbestos

In The News Today - July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 | Insights

Over two decades, Dr. William LaCorte, of Metairie, Louisiana, has filed twelve "whistleblower" lawsuits accusing health care companies of "defrauding taxpayer-funded programs such as Medicare." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Louisiana, Ohio

In The News Today - July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014 | Insights

General Motors has hired an outside law firm to conduct a "zero-based review" of its legal department. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

Two Utah AGs Indicted On Multiple Counts After Receiving Payments, Gifts

July 16, 2014 | Insights

Two former Utah attorneys general, Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, were indicted on multiple counts of bribery, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, State Attorneys General, Utah

In The News Today - July 9, 2014

July 09, 2014 | Insights

The Justice Department and Citigroup Inc. are "close to a deal for the bank to pay about $7 billion" to resolve a probe into the company's sales of mortgage securities. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, False Claims Act

Litigation-Finance Firm Survives Chevron Debacle, Learns Lessons, and Thrives

July 02, 2014 | Insights

Burford Capital, a litigation-finance firm, was just getting aloft in 2010 when it invested $4 million in a controversial pollution lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador. The transaction went sour very quickly. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics

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