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New York Times, December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — When they met at the J. W. Marriott Hotel two blocks from the White House, Linda Singer, a former attorney general turned plaintiffs’ lawyer, approached Attorney General Gary King of New Mexico with an unusual proposition.

SE Texas Record, December 17, 2014

Aside from low taxes, throughout his tenure as governor of Texas, Rick Perry often hung his Stetson on tort reform as one of the keys to ensure state success.

Louisiana Record, December 16, 2014

Louisiana has earned the seventh-highest ranking in the 2014–2015 American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) Judicial Hellholes report of the worst places to be sued. The state has been singled out for unbalanced courts and excessive legal practices for five consecutive years.

New York Daily News, December 17, 2014

In his 20-plus years as speaker of the state Assembly, Sheldon Silver has been the trial lawyers’ undisputed best friend in New York government.

Legal Newsline, December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Recent developments in New York City’s asbestos docket have caused it to be declared the No.  1 Judicial Hellhole by a national legal reform group.

New York Post, December 14, 2014

Sheldon Silver has been keeping a secret from the citizens of New York.

Health Affairs, December 10, 2014

On November 4, 2014, Californians voted against Proposition 46, an unprecedented statewide ballot initiative that would have, among other things, raised the $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages to $1.1 million and indexed it to the rate of inflation in future years. The margin was significant — 67 percent voted against it.

Legal Newsline, December 10, 2014

TYLER, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Texas-based non-practicing entity this week filed lawsuits against a bevy of companies, including restaurant chains Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread, for allegedly infringing its patents for online ordering, search and payment technology.

Business Wire, December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON--()--The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today unveiled a campaign to raise awareness of systemic lawsuit abuse in one of the nation’s most notorious jurisdictions, Madison County, Ill. The effort focuses on out-of-state litigants that are flooding the county court’s asbestos docket.

Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2014

The plaintiffs bar and the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals keep losing at the Supreme Court, and on Tuesday they got another 9-0 thumping. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, employees filed a putative class-action suit against a company that ships for Amazon.com , claiming workers were entitled to back pay for time waiting to go through a metal detector to and from work.

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