Lawsuit Abuse Impact News
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.
National Law Journal | Subscription Required | April 2, 2013
Animal rights groups that unsuccessfully sued the producer of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus over its treatment of elephants could be on the hook for millions of dollars in attorney fees.
Forbes | April 2, 2013
On Jan. 19, 2011, an Irishman with the delightfully generic name of Mike Costello filed eight nearly identical lawsuits in federal court in New York, accusing local restaurants of violating laws requiring special accommodations for people with disabilities. Costello’s lawyers were New York attorney B. Bradley Weitz and his Florida colleague Adam Shore, who between them have filed more than 200 similar suits in New York courts since 2009, seeking injunctions to fix the alleged violations of disabilities laws and rich, court-ordered fees for themselves.
April 1, 2013
New York Times | April 1, 2013
The lawyers drafted the lawsuits by the dozens, claiming that local businesses had violated federal law by not providing access to people with disabilities — and generating thousands of dollars per case in legal fees for themselves.
March 28, 2013
Orange County Register | March 28, 2013
Tort-reform groups again cite state’s litigation climate as anti-business.
March 27, 2013
Rockford Register Star | March 27, 2013
A statewide legal watchdog group came to town Monday to tout the need for lawsuit reforms to improve Illinois’ economic climate.
March 26, 2013
WREX News | March 26, 2013
People in Illinois are familiar with the word reform and a state-wide watchdog group is now pushing for legal changes. Members want to follow in a border state's footsteps. Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch, or I-LAW, members say Wisconsin's civil justice system has a balance this state should strive for.
March 25, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek | March 25, 2013
The big-time plaintiffs’ bar justifies its multimillion-dollar fees by claiming to vindicate the “little guy.” Justice ain’t free, according to free-wheeling trial lawyers, and taking on (alleged) corporate villains requires heavy pecuniary incentives.
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | March 25, 2013
Stanley Chesley made a fortune demanding that plaintiffs get their day in court, and this week the class-action kingpin got his when the Kentucky Supreme Court voted unanimously to disbar him. The jurists found that Mr. Chesley "knowingly participated in a scheme to skim millions of dollars in excess attorney's fees from unknowing clients."
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