In the News Today - December 4, 2018

December 04, 2018

Lawsuits Cost New Yorkers More than Any Other State: Using data from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, the New York Post says “costs associated with litigation drove up prices for goods and services purchased by the average New York household by $6,600 annually — the highest rate in the nation” in a discussion of a new paper from the American Tort Reform Association. (New York Post)

“Justices Seem Likely to Reinforce U.S. Securities-Fraud Laws”: Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday appeared likely to bolster the ability of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to enforce securities laws against individuals. (Bloomberg)