In the News Today - March 5, 2018

March 05, 2018

Civil War on the Plaintiffs Side as Robbins Geller Attacks Firms Seeking Dubious Fees: A major plaintiffs’ firm said a group of other plaintiffs’ firms are “responsible for a dramatic explosion” of merger securities lawsuits and asked a court to reject a fee request. (The American Lawyer)

The Governor and Louisiana Lawyers Plot an Energy Shakedown: An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal says that Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is “repaying” the trial lawyers who contributed to his campaign by threatening to sue energy companies to help fill budget gaps in coastline restoration projects. The law firm leading current coastline litigation raised $2 million for a super PAC that supported Edwards. (Wall Street Journal)