In the News Today - November 9, 2017

November 09, 2017

Senate Urged To Pass Legal Reform Bills: The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday held what Chairman Chuck Grassley called “a necessary and overdue checkup of” the U.S. civil justice system. The discussion was focused on a group of four legal reform bills that passed the House in March. (Forbes/Legal Newsline)


Federal Judicial Panel to Consider Litigation Financing: The chairman of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure suggested creating a panel to review proposed amendments to multidistrict litigation procedures, including an ILR-led proposal to require third party litigation funding transparency. ILR’s Page Faulk said this is an “important step” in addressing the practice’s issues. (National Law Journal)