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Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

EPA tells federal court that dictionaries are 'incomplete'

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Aug 14, 2012

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Legal Newsline) -- Another Clean Air Act enforcement effort by the Environmental Protection Agency was rolled back by another federal court.

DOJ sues farm over citizenship verification requirements

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jun 21, 2012

von Spakovsky WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind., is being sued by the Justice Department.

Group urges OSHA to protect union whistleblowers

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Jun 4, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Heritage Foundation has published a recommendation for one way the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can improve its whistleblower program - extend whistleblower protections to union employees.

Gender wage gap progress slowed under Obama, report says

By Michael P. Tremoglie | May 31, 2012

Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A statistic that is at the core of the Democratic Party's argument to pass a piece of legislation that opponents say is election-year pandering could backfire on it.

Former NLRB recess appointee takes job with AFL-CIO

By Michael P. Tremoglie | May 23, 2012

Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The AFL-CIO announced Tuesday that Craig Becker, a former member to the National Labor Relations Board will become its co-general counsel.

NYU report: Environmental jobs claims often made 'out of context'

By Michael P. Tremoglie | May 21, 2012

Livermore NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - A think tank affiliated with New York University School of Law has issued a report that "takes aim at the confusing debate over jobs and environmental regulation."

Controversial presentation on creating 'legacy lawsuits' uncovered

By Kyle Barnett | May 11, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - A video has recently surfaced that shows a consultant advising a group of trial lawyers to find the defendants with deep pockets when pursuing a "legacy lawsuit."

EPA's popularity possibly waning

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Apr 2, 2012

Rahall WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Barack Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency has managed to antagonize not only its foes but now might also be alienating its friends.

Philly's CLC: Filing fees spiked after judge welcomed more litigation

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Mar 27, 2012

White PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Filing fees taken in at Philadelphia's Complex Litigation Center increased more than 1,000 percent between 2008 and 2009, from $420,453 to nearly $4.8 million.

Federal judge tells DOJ to pay

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Mar 27, 2012

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas will award attorney fees and litigation costs to the state of Arkansas to be paid by the Department of Justice for a 2009 lawsuit against the state.

Feds tell FedEx to pay $3M for hiring discrimination

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Mar 22, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs says FedEx will pay $3 million in back wages and interest to 21,635 applicants who were rejected for entry-level package handler and parcel assistant positions at 22 FedEx Ground facilities and one FedEx SmartPost facility.

Obama regulatory process called opaque, costly

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Mar 15, 2012

Obama WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- Two nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations are critical of the regulatory processes of the Obama Administration.

Asbestos abatement school owner sentenced

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Sep 17, 2011

Ortiz A woman who was one of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "most wanted" fugitives was sentenced Sept. 13 to 87 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Expert calls AAJ's confidentiality agreement into question

By Justin Anderson | Feb 14, 2011

von Spakovsky WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A legal expert says it's suspicious that the American Association for Justice would impose a confidentiality agreement on members to attend the group's winter convention.

Meese: Trial lawyers draining the economy

By Chris Rizo | Oct 8, 2009

Edwin Meese III SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Frivolous lawsuits filed by the nation's trial lawyers are a drain on the economy, former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III said Thursday night.

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