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March 31st, 2016

Now Officially Disbarred, Length of Prison Sentence Only Outstanding Question for Convicted Felon Silver

Long since deposed from his powerful position as speaker of the New York State Assembly, convicted felon Sheldon Silver was finally disbarred this week by a state appeals court . . . → Read More: Now Officially Disbarred, Length of Prison Sentence Only Outstanding Question for Convicted Felon Silver

January 14th, 2016

Failing First Big Test of 2016, NYCAL Judge Ignores First Amendment, Continues Favoritism for Plaintiffs

Defendants’ hopes that a new judge installed last year to head New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL) would reject the brazenly plaintiff-favoring bias of his predecessor have suddenly faded with a denial earlier this week of their motion to quash a plaintiffs’ subpoena aimed at shredding the First Amendment and distracting from inconvenient empirical data . . . → Read More: Failing First Big Test of 2016, NYCAL Judge Ignores First Amendment, Continues Favoritism for Plaintiffs

February 10th, 2015

Is Heat Brought by Former Speaker Silver’s Indictment Making NYCAL Judges Think Twice?

As discomfiting attention from federal prosecutors and the media rains down on asbestos judges comprising the nation’s #1 Judicial Hellhole, a runaway verdict to the tune of $190 million has now been dramatically reduced . . . → Read More: Is Heat Brought by Former Speaker Silver’s Indictment Making NYCAL Judges Think Twice?

July 10th, 2013

NY Speaker Blocks Tort Reforms in Albany while on Payroll of Big Apple Plaintiffs’ Firm

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s 2012 income report includes some $350,000-$450,000 from Weitz & Luxenberg, a giant personal injury law firm based in New York City . . . → Read More: NY Speaker Blocks Tort Reforms in Albany while on Payroll of Big Apple Plaintiffs’ Firm