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March 2nd, 2015

ATRA’s New ‘Asbestos Litigation Watch’ Website Will Help Make Case for Reform

Citing recent events that have further exposed the “corruption and outright fraud that have long been endemic to asbestos litigation,” the American Tort Reform Association today launched a new website that “will document the overwhelming case for substantive reforms” . . . → Read More: ATRA’s New ‘Asbestos Litigation Watch’ Website Will Help Make Case for Reform

March 4th, 2014

Chevron Wins RICO Case against Conniving Tort Kingpin

New York federal District Judge Lewis Kaplan today issued his long awaited verdict in Chevron v. Donziger and, as expected, it is an encouraging win for the energy giant and a crushing loss for a once high-flying, if conniving, tort kingpin . . . → Read More: Chevron Wins RICO Case against Conniving Tort Kingpin

October 17th, 2013

Using RICO to Punish, Deter Plaintiffs’ Lawyer-Driven Fraud on Our Courts

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this morning published American Tort Reform Association president Tiger Joyce’s op-ed, holding up the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act as a means to discourage plaintiffs’ lawyers from promulgating fraudulent lawsuits . . . → Read More: Using RICO to Punish, Deter Plaintiffs’ Lawyer-Driven Fraud on Our Courts

September 26th, 2013

Judge Orders Asbestos Fraudsters to Pay Triple Damages in Landmark RICO Case

A federal judge in West Virginia has ordered two Pittsburgh-based personal injury lawyers and a discredited radiologist to pay triple damages, or roughly $1.3 million, in a landmark case that found them liable for concocting fraudulent asbestos lawsuits . . . → Read More: Judge Orders Asbestos Fraudsters to Pay Triple Damages in Landmark RICO Case

December 21st, 2012

Asbestos Racketeers Suffer Huge Loss, Plaintiffs’ Bar PR Campaign Devastated

With the personal injury bar gearing up a multimillion-dollar public relations and lobbying campaign in 2013 aimed at winning back some of the ground lost to ATRA and other tort reform groups in recent years, a federal jury in West Virginia took just two-and-a-half hours yesterday to return civil verdicts on all counts against two personal injury lawyers and a discredited former physician for conspiring to file fraudulent asbestos claims . . . → Read More: Asbestos Racketeers Suffer Huge Loss, Plaintiffs’ Bar PR Campaign Devastated