In the News Today - December 4, 2017

December 04, 2017

Wisconsin Legislators Push to Simplify Litigation Process: A Wisconsin reform bill that would tackle a number of issues with Wisconsin’s legal system has been introduced in the state’s Senate and Assembly. Included in the reforms are changes to the state’s discovery rules, class action processes, and third party funding and lawsuit lending transparency requirements, among other reforms. (Courthouse News Service)

Class Counsel Responds to Criticism Over Disclosure of Ties to Litigation Funder: An attorney for former NFL players in concussion litigation responded to criticism that he did not disclose his ties to a litigation funding firm that offered lawsuit loans to class members before he asked the court to stop a different firm from doing the same. Chris Seeger said the loans from Esquire Bank, at which he was once a director, were reasonable while the loans from other firms were not. (Legal Intelligencer)