In the News Today - February 8, 2018

February 08, 2018

Despite Judge's Tongue-Lashing, 'Serial Objector' Escapes RICO Suit: Despite saying a Chicago-based law firm’s business model was “solely for personal self-enrichment,” a Chicago judge did not find the model to be in violation of racketeering laws. The firm is a “serial objector” to class action attorney fee requests. The firm used these objections to force lead class counsel to pay a portion of their fees. (American Lawyer)

Oakland Would Pay 23.5% Of Recovery From Its Climate Lawsuit To Private Lawyers: Private lawyers working on contingency fee arrangements will take almost one-quarter of any recovery won in the city’s lawsuit against energy companies over climate change. (Forbes/Legal Newsline)