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With Silver convicted, some N.Y. Dems pushing asbestos transparency bill

The legislation, introduced by a group of Democrats last month, is more likely to pass now that former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver -- who was found guilty of corruption by a federal jury in November -- no longer is in power. Silver also worked at one of the most prominent asbestos law firms in the country, Weitz & Luxenberg PC.

California tops list of ‘judicial hellholes’ by tort reform group

New York City’s asbestos court, Florida, Missouri and Illinois’ Madison County round out the American Tort Reform Association’s newest top five “most unfair.”

With Sheldon Silver convicted, N.Y. legal reform sees chance at more success

The conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver could help legal reform efforts in the state.

Law professors: HIPAA ‘not extraordinarily’ protective of personal info, prosecutions rarely occur

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - In recent weeks, it has been widely reported that Dr. Robert Taub will testify in the corruption case against New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

New York asbestos firm named to Best Lawyers list


ATRA: Asbestos litigation 'more incredible every year'

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - In light of the recent Judicial Hellhole Report released in December, it is clear that asbestos played a key role in the rankings, given what the report's authors feel is a vast negative impact on the court system nationally.

N.Y. AG praises passage of foreclosure relief bills

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has commended the New York State Assembly for passing two pieces of legislation that would protect New York homeowners from foreclosure.

Report: Two advocate raises for New York's judges

Fiske NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - At least two members of New York's Special Commission on Judicial Compensation are pushing for raises for more than 1,200 state judges.