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Huffington Post, April 1, 2015

For a while it was looking like a heavyweight showdown of sorts, at least as civil litigation panel discussions go, being billed as the "Battle in the Big Apple," featuring a name attorney from the Weitz & Luxenberg firm at the apex of New York's wildest political scandal in years.

Legal Newsline, March 31, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – In a 2013 deposition, prominent asbestos plaintiffs attorney Joseph Belluck tried to explain the difference between intending to file a claim with a bankruptcy trust on behalf of a client, and merely anticipating the filing of a claim.

Legal Newsline, March 30, 2015

PITTSBURGH (Legal Newsline) – Fallout from a 2014 landmark ruling has led to Pittsburgh Corning’s insurer asking a bankruptcy court for relief from an earlier decision because, it claims, asbestos plaintiffs attorneys have been engaging in fraud.

Forbes, March 27, 2015

An insurer that was required to help fund the $3 billion bankruptcy of Pittsburgh Corning GLW +1.19% has filed court papers seeking the case to be reopened, saying “pervasive fraudulent conduct” by asbestos plaintiff lawyers tainted the proceedings.

Legal Newsline, March 25, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys at his firm were focused solely on proving their asbestos clients were harmed by solvent companies while delaying the filing of claims against bankrupt ones until the resolution of their lawsuits, Philadelphia attorney Benjamin Shein said in 2013.

Forbes, March 25, 2015

In a quiet bankruptcy court in Charlotte, N.C., closed to all but court personnel and people who’d signed strict confidentiality orders, attorney Garland Cassada laid out the inner workings of one of the longest-running and most lucrative schemes in the American litigation business.

The Monitor, March 23, 2015

Texas has been on the front lines in the battle against the abuse of our lawsuit system and ensuring that it is used for justice, not greed.

SE Texas Record, March 17, 2015

Several years ago, U.S. District Judge Janis Jack discovered that many plaintiff asbestos and silica lawyers were “manufacturing lawsuits for money.” Once again, the mass tort lawyers who travel the gold road of asbestos litigation have been revealed by a federal judge as manipulating litigation for self-enrichment, without regard for the integrity of our civil justice system.

Bloomberg Business, March 18, 2015

For better or worse, the lawsuit-finance market continues to grow. Hedge funds and others speculating on litigation are making more and larger bets. Some corporate lobbyists warn that the new financial engineering encourages wasteful courtroom warfare, but investor demand for fat returns—and big law firms' appetite for business—guarantee the spread of litigation finance.

Legal Newsline, March 19, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed Senate Bill 411, also known as the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act and the Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act.

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