In the News Today - September 6, 2016

September 06, 2016
  • State Allies Blog Series: Q&A with the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute: License plates dub New Jersey the “Garden State,” and while this densely populated state is known for growing eggplant, blueberries, and cranberries, it is also known for growing litigation. The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute (NJCJI) advocates for legal reforms to weed out the frivolous suits, stop the trend of “litigation tourism,” and make the state’s justice system fair for all.  (ILR Blog)

  • GM Settles Final Two ‘Bellwether’ Ignition Switch Cases: General Motors settled the final two of a half dozen “so-called bellwether trials aimed at setting settlement patterns for remaining personal injury and wrongful death suits” over its ignite switches. The settlements moved GM “closer to clearing remaining legal hurdles” related to the ignition switch litigation. (Wall Street Journal

  • Growth in TPLF to Turn Court System into ‘Casino’? Columnist Jim Suber ponders whether the growth of the third party litigation finance industry will “allow the courts system to become a veritable casino where talented patrons overload the tables, consistently leave with huge winnings, and cannot be thrown out by the house.” (Highland County (OH) Press)