In the News Today - October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013

The legal tab for U.S. banks is expected to rise to $107 billion or more in the coming years. The six largest have already agreed to $66 billion in settlements since 2010. Wall Street Journal

A Mississippi judge who presided over an asbestos case has been sanctioned by the state Supreme Court for failing to disclose that several of his family members had been involved in asbestos litigation against the same defendants. Lexology

The Ninth Circuit has invalidated a California law that skirted compulsory arbitration, finding there is no way to reconcile the statute with the Supreme Court’s 2011 Concepcion decision. The Recorder