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  1. Stop Fraud, PROTECT Asbestos Victims

    March 14, 2019 | Blogs

    Fraud and abuse have become entrenched in the nation's asbestos bankruptcy trust system. Lawmakers must act to fix it.... Read More

  2. Department of Justice Changes Its Ephemeral Messaging Policy

    March 13, 2019 | Blogs

    Ephemeral messaging has completely changed how companies communicate around the world. These apps are faster, easier and can be more secure than email. But since 2017, companies have had to wonder what's up with using WhatsApp (and other similar platforms) while cooperating with Department of Justice (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations. ... Read More

  3. Securities Class Actions Are on The Rise; Here's How to Contain Them

    March 07, 2019 | Blogs

    Securities class action filings skyrocketed in 2018 to 420 cases-doubling the average of the prior 20 years. A new report from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) shows how the trial bar fuels this trend, recruiting "professional plaintiffs" to bring cases, earning excessive fees, and submitting repeat "frequent filer" claims that are commonly dismissed, imposing huge costs on companies. ... Read More

  4. Guest Post: Risk and Reward: The Securities Fraud Class Action Lottery

    March 05, 2019 | Blogs

    This white paper, available here, looks at the business of securities fraud class actions. Specifically, it explores the risk and rewards for plaintiffs' lawyers who specialize in these cases based on data from virtually all securities fraud class actions filed in federal court between 2005 and 2016-over 1,700 cases.... Read More

  5. State Legislators Put the Brakes on ALI's Redesign of Insurance Law

    February 25, 2019 | Blogs

    The American Law Institute (ALI) is coming to Houston on Monday, February 25, to pitch its Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance to a group of judges and lawyers from the Texas legal community in hopes of drumming up support for the controversial document. ... Read More

  6. Virginia Should Pump the Brakes on Increasing Auto Insurance Rates

    February 13, 2019 | Blogs

    Drivers in the Commonwealth of Virginia enjoy some of the lowest auto insurance rates in the U.S. But its House of Delegates is considering giving the green light to a bill that could potentially raise insurance rates for drivers and give the trial bar an E-Z Pass to file more lawsuits. ... Read More