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Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2013

Trial lawyers market themselves as champions of the little guy against corporate America. So how's that working out for the little guy? Not so well, according to a new study by the Mayer Brown law firm for the Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, which shows that in the vast majority of class actions, the class members end up empty-handed. In two-thirds of the resolved class actions studied, the class members didn't see a penny.

Business Insider, August 26, 2015

Big consumer lawsuits are frequently a big win for lawyers but don't do much for consumers or anybody else, and a recent lawsuit that objected to the way Southwest Airlines issued its drink coupons reveals just that.

Montgomery Advertiser, August 22, 2015

Lambert’s Cafe, who proudly bills itself as the “Home of Throwed Rolls,” is being sued by a woman for severe eye, head and neck injuries resulting from one of these tossed baked goods.

Tyler Morning Telegraph, August 21, 2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s entire presidential campaign is “hey, look at Texas.” And that’s valid. But it’s also an opportunity to do exactly that - where did the “Texas miracle” (the sustained economic boom) come from?

Bloomberg, August 21, 2015

Litigation financing has been gaining popularity in the U.S. in recent years, and a new venture is hoping that momentum will carry over into the field of bankruptcy. Burford Capital, one of the country’s biggest providers of litigation funding, has teamed up with Chilmark Partners, a bankruptcy and restructuring firm, to create Bankruptcy Litigation Funding LLC.

Southeast Texas Record, August 21, 2015

A recent column in Forbes called our litigation system and “the explosion of frivolous lawsuits” in our country “one of our economy’s most profound weaknesses.” The piece, which urges readers to support legislation or reform that seeks to put a stop to abusive litigation, argues that the fear of litigation in our country limits freedom, economic growth, and innovation.

The Hill, August 21, 2015

Judges and lawyers from the Eastern District of Texas are battling back at legislation partially aimed at curtailing the inordinate number of patent cases argued in the region. 

Southeast Texas Record, August 20, 2015

Spring of 2015 was not kind to the Lone Star State, bringing record rainfall in some cities and pummeling others with harsh hailstorms – costly bouts of weather that resulted in the most claims in Texas Windstorm Insurance Association history. 

Legal Newsline, August 19, 2015

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A defunct boiler manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy -- the second time in less than 30 years -- and is looking to establish a trust for the asbestos claims that have crippled it, including the 3,400 active cases it is currently facing. 

Houston Chronicle, August 14, 2015

Patent holders flooded East Texas federal courts with an unprecedented number of new infringement lawsuits during the first six months of 2015.