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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

January 21st, 2011

No Injury? No Lawsuit, Says DC Court of Appeals

The District of Columbia’s highest court has rejected two claims that threatened to make the nation’s capital a magnet for consumer lawsuit abuse. The alternative, the Court recognized, “would open our courts to any person from anywhere who decides to lodge a complaint labeled as a ‘representative action’ . . . even though that person has suffered no injury-in-fact related to a District of Columbia merchant’s unlawful trade practice” . . . → Read More: No Injury? No Lawsuit, Says DC Court of Appeals

December 22nd, 2010

Reforms Sought in Madison County

“Seven businesses that constantly defend asbestos suits in Madison County have urged Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder to curtail the county’s role as a litigation magnet,” according to The Madison Record today.

Though the judiciary deserves credit for significantly improving the county’s civil justice system since Madison County, Illinois was named the report’s first #1 Judicial . . . → Read More: Reforms Sought in Madison County