In the News Today - January 4, 2018

January 04, 2018

The Opioid Crisis Has Plaintiff Lawyers Smelling Cash: In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Dennis Kneale said “lawyers know to go where the money is”- and are targeting opioid manufacturers like they targeted tobacco companies in the late 1990s and early 2000s. (Wall Street Journal)

LawCash execs showering Schneiderman with campaign contributions: Executives for a New York lawsuit lending firm contributed $39,000 to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s campaigns since 2011. Schneiderman has taken action against LawCash’s competitors, but not against LawCash itself. The Post reported yesterday that LawCash has offered loans with interest rates as high as 124 percent. (New York Post)