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Institute for Legal Reform, June 20, 2017

The saga of Chevron v. Donziger, “one of the most egregious legal frauds in history” according to the WSJ, finally concluded this week with the U.S. Supreme Court denying plaintiffs’ attorney Donziger’s certiorari petition.

Washington Post, June 19, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a ruling that makes it more difficult for plaintiffs attorneys to look for friendly locations for their lawsuits, a practice known as “court shopping.”

Southeast Texas Record, June 19, 2017

Edinburg lawyer Kent Livesay, for one, used to enjoy – and profit from – a good storm, but now the clouds have gathered over his head and the sky is getting darker.

The Penn Record, June 20, 2017

When first targeted by asbestos lawyers, Garlock Sealing Technologies accepted its victim role and strove to accommodate the predators. When it later changed tactics and started fighting back instead, the bullies with briefs turned into snowflakes.

The Hill, June 16, 2017

This might sound like an absurd question, but unfortunately enterprising plaintiffs’ lawyers are finding equally unbelievable ways to sue businesses under a technologically ancient telecommunications law that was designed to protect consumers, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The terrible irony is that consumers end up paying higher prices for goods and services thanks to the tremendous cost of these opportunistic lawsuits.

Knoxville News Sentinel, June 13, 2017

In a strange twist, a lawsuit targeting opiate drugmakers filed Tuesday will pit one group of elected officials - three upper East Tennessee prosecutors - against another group of politicos - state legislators.

Texas Lawyer, June 13, 2017

A recent Houston appellate court decision touches on a fascinating question for the Texas Bar: Can a lawyer set a competing attorney up for barratry?

 
Medical Economics, June 14, 2017

For physicians tired of working under the constant threat of a malpractice suit, the signs of positive change are encouraging.

Texas Lawyer, June 14, 2017

A Texas truck driver sued Houston plaintiff's lawyers Jimmy Williamson and Cyndi Rusnak, their firm and the Law Offices of Michael Pohl, alleging they formed a "barratry joint venture" to operate a "barratry pyramid scheme" to solicit clients to sue BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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