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September 8th, 2016

Federal Judge Warns of Sanctions for Purveyors of ‘Frivolous’ Mesh Cases, More Broadly Questions Abuse of MDLs

A federal judge presiding in Georgia over multidistrict litigation (MDL) that alleges certain pelvic mesh implants caused painful infections in women has fired a Rule 11 warning shot across the bow of plaintiffs counsel still floating “frivolous” claims in his courtroom . . . → Read More: Federal Judge Warns of Sanctions for Purveyors of ‘Frivolous’ Mesh Cases, More Broadly Questions Abuse of MDLs

October 7th, 2013

California Takes Rare Step to Rein in Personal Injury Lawyers

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law this past weekend a reform that will serve to rein in an element of California’s infamously shameless personal injury bar that had been using a well-intentioned health and environmental initiative to extort money from small business owners . . . → Read More: California Takes Rare Step to Rein in Personal Injury Lawyers

March 29th, 2013

Ninth Circuit Sanctions Plaintiffs’ Attorney for Vexatious M&A Litigation

In recent years, it has become routine for plaintiffs’ law firms to announce investigations of mergers or acquisitions within hours of such an announcement. Lawsuits challenging such deals are filed, on average, within two weeks. Two recent developments may damper the plaintiffs’ bar’s enthusiasm for such lawsuits. . . . → Read More: Ninth Circuit Sanctions Plaintiffs’ Attorney for Vexatious M&A Litigation

April 4th, 2012

Where is the Obama Administration’s Pledged Commitment to Medical Liability Reform?

John H. Cochrane’s Wall Street Journal piece, “What to Do on the Day After ObamaCare”, offers up a number of thoughtful, market-oriented health care reform alternatives that could quickly begin to reduce health care costs should the Supreme Court strike down current law. Glaringly omitted from Mr. Cochrane’s proposals, however, is any mention of meaningful medical tort reform. . . . → Read More: Where is the Obama Administration’s Pledged Commitment to Medical Liability Reform?