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Lawmakers, legal funding industry square off over regulation in New York

By John Breslin | Jun 4, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Pressure is growing on the legal funding industry as more states are scrutinizing the growing business, including what some are describing as the extortionate interest rates charged.

Scaffold Law reform considered by House Judiciary; N.Y. law covers construction falls

By John O'Brien | Jan 30, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A New York congressman is frustrated with one of his state’s laws that he says unnecessarily costs homeowners and taxpayers millions of dollars per year in order to line the pockets of trial lawyers.

Media beware: 'Shakedown' lawyer hits industry over videos that lack closed captioning

By John O'Brien | Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawyer accused by his opponents of exploiting the blind to recover millions of dollars from shakedown lawsuits is now representing a deaf man who has sued a dozen media outlets.

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