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Tag: New York

No-Sanctions Dismissal of Fraudulent FCA Claim Is ‘Poster Child’ for Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act

A federal judge’s choice this week to toss out of court a lawyer’s plainly fraudulent and frivolous False Claims Act case without also ordering punishing monetary sanctions stands as the latest “poster child” for enactment of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, which is now pending in Congress and would mandate sanctions for those who promulgate frivolous litigation

Judicial Hellholes, Points of Light

ATRA Calls Albany’s ‘Bad Faith’ Bill ‘Another Tone-Deaf Gift to Trial Lawyers’

With former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver facing federal corruption charges in connection with questionable asbestos litigation, the American Tort Reform Association today urged Albany lawmakers to “promptly kill an insurance litigation bill that would open yet another lucrative line of business for personal injury lawyers at the expense of New York consumers and jobseekers.”

Judicial Hellholes

Overtime and the Overly Litigious

This week, a wave of frivolous employment wage disputes has swept across the country. In just the last year roughly 7,000 lawsuits have been filed in federal court. Lawsuits alleging wage and hour violations have risen 400 percent over the last 11 years.

Judicial Hellholes

Food Eaters 1, Uncompetitive Organics Industry 0

Though judges in the infamous Judicial Hellhole of Madison County, Illinois have allowed supporters of the troubled organic farming industry to perpetuate a meritless class action against the makers of a safe and widely used weed killer for eight long years, a no-nonsense federal judge in New York was not as patient

Judicial Hellholes, Points of Light

Ten-Foot Jungle Gyms and the Risks of Life

A recent New York Times piece rightly blames today’s “boring” playgrounds on personal injury lawyers and their parasitic, opportunistic lawsuits that have, during the past few decades, managed to take most of the challenge and practically all of the fun out of jungle gyms and slides

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2019 Judicial Hellhole Report

Every year we shine a light on the worst of the worst. Since its inception in 2002, the American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes® program has documented in annually published reports various abuses within the civil justice system, focusing primarily on jurisdictions where courts have been radically out of balance.

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