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In the News Today - August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016 | News and Blog

'Corporate Relative' of Florida Marketer that 'Generated More than 20,000 Personal Injury Cases' Files for Bankruptcy Read More »

Stopping the Federal Settlement 'Slush Funds'

August 29, 2016 | News and Blog

Andy Koenig, senior policy adviser at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, talks to the Wall Street Journal opinion page to rip federal "settlement slush funds." Read More »

Criminal Charges and Disbarment Should be Considered for Plaintiffs' Attorney Donziger, Says Legal Expert

August 19, 2016 | News and Blog

Richard Samp, chief counsel for the Washington Legal Foundation, said federal prosecutors should consider criminal charges against plaintiffs' attorney Steven Donziger for "the alleged fraud and racketeering that led to a multibillion-dollar judgment by an Ecuadoran court against Chevron," reports Forbes/Legal Newsline. Read More »

In the News Today - August 19

August 19, 2016 | News and Blog

The Oklahoman republishes a Washington Examiner editorial which cites the Second Circuit's recent ruling that plaintiffs' attorney Steven Donzinger had garnered in Ecuadorian court a $9.5 billion judgement against Chevron in calling for "greater transparency and reform to eliminate incentives for unscrupulous practitioners to snatch ill-gotten gains." Read More »

In the News Today -- August 2, 2016

August 02, 2016 | News and Blog

Since 2013, a Madison County, IL associate judge's annual statements of economic interest at the Illinois Supreme Court have disclosed "litigation relationships" with a number of asbestos plaintiffs' firms. Read More »

Ecuadorian Attorney Who Helped Lead Anti-Chevron Litigation Suspended by Amazon Defense Front

August 01, 2016 | News and Blog

An Ecuadorian attorney who won a CNN Hero award for litigation against Chevron (which resulted in a judgment that a U.S. judge later ruled was obtained "through "fraud and bribery" has been suspended by his client, the Amazon Defense Front. Read More »

CEO Appalled By DOJ Prosecutorial Misconduct

July 05, 2016 | News and Blog

Howard Root, CEO of Vascular Solutions, which was recently featured in a Faces of Lawsuit Abuse video, continues to receive media attention for the DOJ's criminal investigation into his medical device company which cost Root $25 million. Read More »

Former Ethics Judge Cops to $3M Fraud

June 09, 2016 | News and Blog

William Bucci, who was named to the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline in 2005, entered a guilty plea on Wednesday in a $3 million fraud scheme that involved false promises of real estate investments and wine and olive oil imports. Read More »

Infamous "Missing Pants Lawsuit" Plaintiff Faces Legal Ethics Charges

June 08, 2016 | News and Blog

The former Washington, D.C. administrative law judge who filed the now-infamous $54 million lawsuit against his dry cleaners for a lost pair of pants is now "facing legal ethics charges" over that lawsuit, reports the National Law Journal. Read More »

Former NY House Speaker Silver Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

May 04, 2016 | News and Blog

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison, "ordered to pay a fine of $1.75 million and forfeit about $5.3 million he reaped from the criminal schemes of which he was convicted," reports the Wall Street Journal. Read More »

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