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Senate bill would bring litigation funders out of the shadows, goes further than opioid judge's recent order

By John O'Brien | May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Days after a federal judge overseeing some of the most important current litigation demanded to be told if outside interests were funding it, Republican senators have introduced a bill that would do even more in all class action lawsuits.

With bipartisan support, bill to undo Obama-era 'Operation Choke Point' awaits action in Senate

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Bipartisan legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in December with an eye toward undoing the unintended consequences of the Obama-era Operation Choke Point program may not quickly come up in the Senate, says a financial services attorney who still believes it stands a "decent" chance to become law.

Franken used sexual assault victims in attack on arbitration one month before resigning

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 8, 2017

The Minnesota Democrat, who announced his resignation Thursday, has taken issue with forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts.

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