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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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  • Lawyers, lobbyists court state AGs

    Lawrence Wasden (R) SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline)-Many of the western states' attorneys general are in Seattle for their annual meeting, and with them came legions of industry leaders, lobbyists and trial lawyers to hobnob with some of the most high-profile legal officers in the nation.

  • Ohio's economic climate improved by new judges, report says

    Copland COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) -- While Ohio's economic climate could be better, it has improved over the last ten years thanks in part to the election of tort reform-minded judges, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy, an organization supporting tort reform.

  • Low-profile judge thrust into the spotlight

    Kirk Johnson TEXARKANA, Ark. (Legal Newsline)- Texarkana, home to perhaps the largest class action lawsuit in U.S. history, is more well-known for being divided down the middle by the Texas and Arkansas state line.

  • Expert: Private securities lawsuits hurt economy

    Lisa Rickard NEW YORK (Legal Newsline)-Private securities lawsuits pose a significant threat to the U.S. economy, a report issued by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform says.

  • Colossal class action hits Texarkana

    Judge Kirk Johnson TEXARKANA, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Like the common lore, everything may be bigger in Texas, except, it seems, when it comes to staggering legal action. Nobody tops Texarkana, Ark., these days.

  • Legal expert calls Exxon Valdez decision 'limited'

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Legal reformers praised the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday for its decision to slash the punitive damages award in the long-running Exxon Valdez case, but one expert said the maritime case will have little effect on the overall legal landscape.

  • Michigan a battleground for tort reformers and attorneys

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiffs attorneys are attempting to demolish years of legal reform in Michigan for their own sakes, a report released Wednesday by the Manhattan Institute says.

  • Olson blasts Lerach's claims of no legal foul

    Walter Olson NEW YORK (Legal Newsline)-Disgraced securities class action lawyer Bill Lerach's claims that nobody was harmed by his firm's giving kickbacks to plaintiffs drew a stinging rebuke from a leading tort reform advocate.

  • The business of asbestos: Manhattan Institute releases report

    NEW YORK - Jim Copland of the Manhattan Institute says his organization certainly doesn't oppose new business concepts. After all, the think tank's mission statement includes fostering new ideas that promote economic growth.

  • Web site boasts quick lawsuits

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-A new Internet site that touts itself as a platform to "simplify the lawsuit process" is drawing criticism from legal reformers who say SueEasy is seeking to make the nation even more litigious than it is already.

  • AG McDonnell: Legal environment crucial to economic growth

    McDonnell RICHMOND, Va. - After his state again earned accolades for its ability to grow economically, Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell said a pro-business legal climate is a main reason why it is held in such high regard.