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March 24th, 2011

ATRA Renews Call for Congressional Hearings on Trial Lawyer Malfeasance

Evidence of costly trial-lawyer malfeasance has continued to mount with, among other items, the discovery in West Virginia that fraudulent chest X-rays were the catalyst for asbestos cases, runaway auto-accident fraud in South Florida and documentary film outtakes in which brazen plans to manipulate and intimidate a judge are openly discussed . . . → Read More: ATRA Renews Call for Congressional Hearings on Trial Lawyer Malfeasance

February 25th, 2011

Judge Rules Exploited ‘Patent Marking’ Law Unconstitutional

Though his ruling will likely be appealed by plaintiffs’ lawyers or their allies at the Department of Justice, U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster in Ohio has ruled unconstitutional the so-called false marking law which has recently been exploited in a new wave of lawsuits that could bankrupt many consumer product manufacturers and kill countless jobs. . . . → Read More: Judge Rules Exploited ‘Patent Marking’ Law Unconstitutional

February 10th, 2011

ATRA, NY Ally Take Aim at Gov. Cuomo’s Proposal for More Lawsuits

Tucked in among various belt-tightening job cuts and agency consolidations in the governor’s budget is the proposed creation of a new Department of Financial Regulation, controlled by a governor-appointed superintendent with ominously broad powers to promulgate new regulations and level lawsuits relating to banking, insurance and consumer protection. . . . → Read More: ATRA, NY Ally Take Aim at Gov. Cuomo’s Proposal for More Lawsuits

February 9th, 2011

Experts Clear Toyota. Will Judges?

The newly released study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes clear there are no design or manufacturing defects in the electronic throttle system of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The only real question left is this: Will judges presiding over now discredited “unintended acceleration” lawsuits do the right thing and dismiss them? . . . → Read More: Experts Clear Toyota. Will Judges?