Recent class action reforms, such as the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, have helped the class action system in some ways.
Imagine if a foreign government defined employees of General Motors and AIG as "foreign officials" of the United States government because the government owns portions of the company.
Some in Washington are actually considering the creation of a new special interest tax break.
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New developments in consumer arbitration shed light on true motives of ‘consumer advocates’ and their pact with the plaintiffs’ bar
In 1789, American forefather Benjamin Franklin wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Fast forward to 2009, and it seems that some of our elected officials are trying to amend Franklin’s two certainties by adding a third: lawsuits.
America, the land of pioneers, has become known for its innovation. When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the spirit of America’s ingenuity changed the world.
Congress should examine the latest arbitration study before torching an 84-year-old method of consumer justice.
In 1999, flush with more than a three billion dollar windfall from tobacco lawsuits, plaintiffs’ lawyer Ron Motley reset his crosshairs onto another “deep-pocketed” industry.
In 1999, flush with more than a three billion dollar windfall from tobacco lawsuits, plaintiffs’ lawyer Ron Motley reset his crosshairs onto another “deep-pocketed” industry: companies that had ceased the manufacture and sale of lead-based paint 30 years ago or more.
Like a bad cold you just can’t shake off, the infamous lost pants lawsuit is back.
During these tough economic times, the roughly 50% of all Americans who have their retirement and other investments tied up in the stock markets have a lot to worry about.
Every summer, I suspect that those who work at garden supply stores are inundated by people looking for advice on how to fight back against invasive vines and weeds that creep into their yards.
I recently sat down with a reporter from the Ukrainian Service of the Voice of America to talk about the impact that lawsuit abuse is having on America’s small businesses.
When the Energy and Tax Extenders Act of 2008 passed the House, Speaker Pelosi called it a tax cut for “millions of middle-income families."
Interviewed after his trial, famous – now infamous – class action attorney Bill Lerach admitted it is “industry practice” to give kickbacks to certain plaintiffs.
The Institute for Legal Reform’s seventh annual ranking of the 50 state lawsuit systems is out.
Some are now suggesting that perhaps arbitration isn’t the success story it appears to be, and they want to take it away.
America needs more lawsuits. That’s the message hundreds of plaintiffs’ trial lawyers from across the country are taking to Capitol Hill this week as they lobby Congress to make it easier to bring more lawsuits.
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