In the News Today - June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018

West Virginia Governor, Legislative Leaders Call for Loughry Ouster

Following last week’s dramatic reveal of a 32-count Statement of Charges against West Virginia Justice Allen Loughry, Gov. Jim Justice and a bipartisan group of lawmakers have called for the embattled Justice’s immediate resignation. (The West Virginia Record)

Class-Action Shakedown

The frequent partnership between funders and class action firms sometimes results in combined legal fees equaling 100 percent of awards and settlements, and is a long-standing source of controversy in Australia. As part of a broader Discussion Paper on class action and litigation funding reform, the Australian Law Review Commission recently proposed the limited introduction of contingency fee awards in class action cases to address this issue, and is currently seeking comment. (The Australian)