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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — When Richard Burdge describes the court funding crisis in California, he says even the state’s legislators realize they’ve pushed too far in the past few years. “They’re cutting into the bone, not just the fat,” … Read More
SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawsuits continue to incite debate in California, especially as they grow in size and scope, and affect more of the state’s consumers. Recent high-profile cases involve Hewlett-Packard and consumers who bought printers and … Read More
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — Motley Rice founding member Joseph Rice is no stranger to complex litigation settlements. He once served as lead private counsel for 26 jurisdictions, including several state attorneys general, and helped negotiate the National Tobacco Settlement. … Read More
SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – As California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, learned more about Proposition 65 and its impact on small businesses, he heard several stories that struck him as clear abuses of the law. Restaurant and bar owners were … Read More
SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – When Kimberly Stone, president of the Civil Justice Association of California, describes her state’s deplorable legal climate, she points to private rights of action as a primary problem. Stone explains that California allows residents, whether or … Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – When allegations started to surface that some insurance companies weren’t paying out death benefits on life insurance policies, Kentucky Rep. Bob Dameron was concerned from two different perspectives. Not only was he distressed as a … Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – As chairman of the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), Judge John Heyburn leads six other federal judges in determining whether individual cases involving similar issues should be centralized in one federal court for … Read More