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Reuters, November 20, 2017

The $1 billion settlement of traumatic brain injury claims by retired NFL players is shaping up to be an important test of judicial power to regulate contracts between plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation and outside legal funders.

The Hill, November 13, 2017

Congress has recently taken up the issue of frivolous litigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under this landmark legislation, owners of public accommodations are required to ensure that hotels, restaurants shopping malls and other places of business are accessible to the disabled. 

Legal Newsline, November 15, 2017

Former students still saddled with college loans were urged by lawyers and debt-relief companies to stop making payments because filing a lawsuit was an easier way to get out of debt, according to racketeering allegations against two law firms.

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 16, 2017

The Army Corps of Engineers sent water cascading into West Houston’s Energy Corridor to avoid a catastrophic reservoir failure during Hurricane Harvey. Now a web of lawsuits could change how the government handles extreme weather.

Fox & Hounds, November 7, 2017

If you receive a notice about the availability of millions of dollars, it’s probably an overseas scam artist or trial lawyer dangling a class action settlement. Pick your poison, as both are likely to cost you money rather than increase the size of your bank account. The main difference? Scam artists steal your money upfront, whereas trial lawyers take it from you in the form of higher consumer prices to finance their luxury lifestyles. Don’t despair, help is on the way. H.R. 985, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation (FICALA) by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, seeks to level the playing field for people with legitimate claims, ensuring they are properly compensated before the lawyers.

Legal Newsline, November 3, 2017

A Tennessee man, described as a professional plaintiff and sleuth with three cell phones, is allowed to continue one of his many lawsuits after faking interest in a free home security system to identify whom he wanted to sue for calling him about it.

Legal Newsline, November 3, 2017

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit brought over Subway’s “footlong” sandwiches have decided to abandon efforts to pursue the litigation.

Legal Newsline, November 4, 2017

Koch Industries has put a division of its Georgia-Pacific unit in Chapter 11 bankruptcy after failing to stem a rising tide of lawsuits by mesothelioma victims who attribute their disease to asbestos-containing drywall compound.

The Press Democrat, November 4, 2017

With nearly the intensity of a fast-burning wildfire, lawyers from across the country have swept into Santa Rosa in search of clients who suffered losses in the recent blazes and want to sue PG&E, seeking billions of dollars in potential damages.

Dallas Morning News, November 1, 2017

For more than 30 years as a Realtor, Tom Grisak from Allen had a spotless record with his clients. He knew of no major complaints against him.

Until there was one.

An anonymous online post accused him of being too harsh when talking to a potential client after he didn't win a house listing. He says it's not true.