Union Leader Editorial Blasts State AG/Cohen Milstein Contingency Fee Arrangement

March 16, 2016

The Union Leader editorial board blasts New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster’s contingency fee arrangement with the Cohen Milstein plaintiffs’ firm for “prescription opioid” litigation against pharmaceutical companies.

Comparing the arrangement to Congress’ granting letters of marque and reprisal to privateers to aid the continental navy during the American Revolution, the editorial board asserts that “New Hampshire’s attorney general has issued his own letter of marque for a politically connected law firm to go hunting for drug companies.”

Earlier this week, Supreme Court Judge Diane Nicolosi struck down the arrangement between the AG and Cohen Milstein. Foster had “no legislative authorization to effectively deputize a DC law firm” concludes the editorial.

Read the full editorial here