Lawsuit Abuse Impact News
May 20, 2013
The Recorder | May 20, 2013
After years of defending access suits brought by a wheelchair using lawyer, Catherine Corfee now represents his former employees in a harassment suit.
ThomsonReuters | May 20, 2013
Several lawyers involved in bitter U.S. litigation that grew out of pollution claims brought by Ecuadorean villagers against oil company Chevron Corp can withdraw from the case, a federal judge ruled on Friday.
May 17, 2013
Corporate Counsel | May 17, 2013
The U.S. legal system is the world’s most costly, according to a study released this week by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). The study, conducted by NERA Economic Consulting, showed that the American system costs about one and half times more than the Eurozone average.
May 16, 2013
Law 360 | Subscription Required | May 16, 2013
The U.S. legal system is the most expensive in the world in proportion to its GDP and costs roughly 150 percent more than the average Eurozone legal system, according to a study released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.
ThomsonReuters | May 16, 2013
For decades, pro-business organizations have sought to bring attention to their concerns over skyrocketing litigation costs spent on frivolous litigation.
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May 15, 2013
The Times | Subscription Required | May 15, 2013
The British Government risks importing the worst excesses of the American class actions system if it goes ahead with plans to allow consumers to bring wide-ranging claims against companies, the US Chamber of Commerce has warned.
Legal Newsline | May 15, 2013
As California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, learned more about Proposition 65 and its impact on small businesses, he heard several stories that struck him as clear abuses of the law.
May 13, 2013
Fortune | May 13, 2013
Since late 2010, Washington, D.C. law firm Patton Boggs has been poking a sleeping tiger. It has filed three peculiar federal lawsuits—in its own name, not on behalf of any client—against Chevron, the third largest corporation in the United States. These cases have fared poorly; two were quickly dismissed, and a federal magistrate judge recommended tossing the third in March. On Friday, the tiger awoke.
Corporate Counsel | May 13, 2013
For the fifth year in a row, U.S. employers have seen an increase in the number of wage-and-hour lawsuits filed against them in federal court, according to calculations by the Federal Judicial Center.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch | May 13, 2013
Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis announced she is stepping down from her post to run for Congress in the 13th District. Certainly, serving in Congress is a high-profile and important post, but her current position has perhaps an even greater impact on area residents.
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