Legal Ethics

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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

Orange County, CA District Attorney Takes Duplicative Legal Action Against GM

July 01, 2014 | Insights

Orange County, CA District Attorney Tony Rackauckas is taking legal action against General Motors, charging the company with, "unfair business practices and deceptive marketing for concealing ignition-related defects and others in order to boost its bottom line," reports The New York Times. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Legal Ethics, California

In The News Today - June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014 | Insights

In a 4-2 decision, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that the city's health board, which had approved the former Mayor Bloomberg's effort to limit the size of sodas and other sugary drinks, "exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority" and infringed powers that otherwise belonged to the New York City Council. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, New York

Media Highlights ILR's Opposition to Delaware Bill Prohibiting Company 'Fee-Shifting' By-Laws

June 10, 2014 | Insights

The Wilmington, Delaware News Journal highlights ILR's opposition to a proposed bill that would prohibit a private company from adopting bylaws requiring an investor who sues and loses to pay the company's legal costs. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Delaware

New Orleans Media Highlights Passage of Louisiana AG Transparency Bill

June 09, 2014 | Insights

WWLTV News (New Orleans) reports on the Louisiana legislature's passage of a bill that effectively bars the use of outside contingency fee counsel by the state attorney general. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, State Attorneys General, Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. Jindal to Sign Bill Blocking Levee Board Lawsuit Against Energy Companies

June 05, 2014 | Insights

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he will sign legislation that would nullify the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East's multi-billion dollar lawsuit (using outside contingency fee counsel) against nearly one hundred energy companies for allegedly causing coastal erosion. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, State Legal Reforms, Louisiana

In the News Today - June 4, 2014

June 04, 2014 | Insights

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected, "in scathing terms," a class-action settlement over Pella Windows, "that was engineered by a lawyer who inserted his father-in-law as a named plaintiff and negotiated a $2 million advance on his fee before his other clients even knew the case had been settled." Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Legal Ethics

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