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March 19, 2012
Roll Call | March 19, 2012
The release of a scathing report this week detailing widespread prosecutorial misconduct that botched the corruption trial of the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has reignited calls to revisit the rules requiring government prosecutors to hansd over evidence that could help exonerate criminal defendants
March 16, 2012
Anchorage Daily News | March 16, 2012
Congress is moving on the findings of prosecutorial misconduct in the Ted Stevens case, with Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski introducing a bill and the Senate Judiciary Committee planning a hearing on what happened.
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March 14, 2012
National Law Journal | March 14, 2012
Plaintiffs' attorneys in the Motorola Bluetooth headset litigation, whose fees a federal appeals court last year deemed potentially excessive, have agreed to a revised calculation submitted by defense attorneys that actually boosts the original award.
March 12, 2012
Anchorage Daily News | March 12, 2012
Alaska and America watched the trial of Sen.Ted Stevens play out in the fall of 2008. We have watched it unravel ever since. Five months after the guilty verdict, the attorney general moved to dismiss the conviction after revelations that prosecutors failed to disclose evidence that demonstrated Stevens' innocence.
March 9, 2012
Forbes | March 9, 2012
Lawyers who negotiated a $3.2 billion settlement of securities claims against Tyco International in 2007 have a novel argument for why they shouldn’t be required to stick to a contract that would have given them $187 million less in fees: They had “no control” over the matter.
March 6, 2012
Reuters | March 6, 2012
A New York rule restricting how attorneys can advertise their professional certifications violates lawyers' First Amendment rights, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.
March 5, 2012
Claims Journal | March 5, 2012
A study of how plaintiffs’ lawyers market their services online reveals some of the most sophisticated, high-dollar tactics of any commercial industry. The first-of-its kind study, The Plaintiffs’ Bar Goes Digital, An Analysis of the Digital Marketing Efforts of Plaintiffs’ Attorneys & Litigation Firms, was compiled by New Media Strategies and released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.
Atlantic | March 5, 2012
Tea Party affiliated legislator Mike Lee is a strident critic of medical malpractice lawsuits - and Judge Thomas Lee isn't helping his cause, even if he is family.
March 2, 2012
BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times | March 2, 2012
A new report by an advocacy group founded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows that plaintiffs’ lawyers are increasingly using online marketing to connect with potential clients. The Feb. 29 report, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, shows how attorneys use Google keyword advertising, Facebook, Twitter and, in some cases, marketing websites disguised as resource websites to attract clients.
Legal Newsline | March 2, 2012
A lawyer for the Washington Legal Foundation said the Obama administration "tends to favor the interests of plaintiffs' lawyers who want more opportunities to sue corporations."
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Harold Kim, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), made the following statement...