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Legal Newsline, February 20, 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is unashamedly up-front about what he wants to see happen to the fossil fuel industry.

Southeast Texas Record, February 13, 2018

Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking an appellate court to reverse a lower court that refused to unseal testimony given by renowned plaintiff’s attorney Russell Budd on the “Terrell memo.”

Real Clear Markets, February 8, 2018

Like former high school football stars in middle age, plaintiffs’ attorneys, who make their money by taking a percentage of the damage awards to clients, have been trying to relive their glory days of tobacco settlements. Back in the 1990s, five Texas lawyers earned $3.3 billion, a firm in Tampa scored $3.4 billion and a Mississippi attorney made an estimated $1.6 billion.

The lawyers’ playbook: team up with state attorneys general (AGs) to sue businesses.

KXAN, February 10, 2018

More than 20 years after a deposition at the center of an asbestos lawsuit was sealed, a Dallas lawyer is still fighting to learn just what those documents contain.

AMA Wire, January 26, 2018

New research details how the threat of medical liability litigation hovers over physicians like a cloud and imposes rising costs on the nation’s health system., February 6, 2018

Reid Martin recently convinced a state jury to hit an East Texas hospital with a $43 million verdict and a rare gross negligence finding. And he did it with testimony from the hospital’s own doctors.

Forbes, February 7, 2018

The City of Oakland – one of eight California governments going big-game hunting by suing the energy industry over climate change – will pay private lawyers almost one-quarter of any recovery and says it does not have to disclose any communication with the firm it hired.

Institute for Legal Reform, January 30, 2018

At a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last fall, John Beisner, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, said the asbestos litigation system “suffers from the abuse inherent to its lack of oversight.” The problem lies in the opaque nature of asbestos litigation proceedings.

The News Star, January 30, 2018

Exxon Mobil's top executive announced this week the company will invest more than $50 billion along the Gulf Coast and in other U.S. operations, but it's unclear whether Exxon will funnel any of that capital to Louisiana.

Legal Newsline, January 31, 2018

A woman who couldn't follow directions to "STOP" receiving text messages shouldn't be allowed to sue over them, a group representing the interests of credit and collections professionals says.