Lawsuit Abuse Impact News
May 9, 2013
National Law Journal | Subscription Required | May 9, 2013
Additional plaintiffs' lawyers in the sudden acceleration cases against Toyota could win access to Toyota's coveted source code software following a federal judge's orders on Wednesday.
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Louisiana Record | May 9, 2013
Louisiana’s business climate is litigious, to say the least. Or to be blunt, our state is extremely sue-happy. Louisiana currently ranks 49th in the nation by a recent national study for having a litigious climate to conduct business.
Madison County Record | May 9, 2013
Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis announced this week she is stepping down from her post to run for Congress in the 13th District, which includes parts of the Metro-East. And though being a member of Congress is high profile and important, the position Callis is leaving – chief judge of Madison County’s courts – arguably has a greater impact on the daily lives of everyone in the region.
West Virginia Record | May 9, 2013
George Karos, the owner of a pharmacy that has long stood in the middle of the town he is also mayor of, proudly declares that several million prescriptions have been filled in his store.
May 7, 2013
National Law Journal | Subscription Required | May 7, 2013
In the sudden acceleration cases against Toyota, there are confidential documents and highly confidential documents. And then there is what the judge overseeing most of the cases called the company's "crown jewels"—the source software code behind the electronics of its vehicles, which almost no one has seen.
April 26, 2013
Corporate Counsel | April 26, 2013
While companies involved in mergers and acquisitions have experienced a surge in litigation in recent years, three court decisions last month have taken aim at plaintiffs’ attorney fees.
April 25, 2013
Corporate Counsel | April 25, 2013
The two hottest litigation areas these days are wage-and-hour and regulatory/compliance cases, according to legal data expert Craig Raeburn and general counsel Robert Ingato. But that isn't translating into more legal spending by corporate law departments.
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April 15, 2013
Washington Post | April 15, 2013
In this city of innumerable tourist attractions, the clanging, hill-conquering cable cars stand out as a top draw. The quaint conveyances also stand out for the inordinate number of accidents and the millions of dollars annually the city pays out to settle lawsuits for broken bones, severed feet and bad bruises caused when 19th-century technology runs headlong into 21st-century city traffic and congestion.
April 3, 2013
Associated Press | April 3, 2013
Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday signed into law liability-waiving legislation aimed at saving the state's nearly quarter-billion-dollar investment in a futuristic spaceport and retaining its anchor tenant, British billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.
April 2, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | April 2, 2013
Losers pay in Judge Emmet Sullivan's courtroom, at least when those losers bring a "frivolous, unreasonable and groundless" lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act. This welcome news is contained in a Friday order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
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