Sirius XM Radio customers will get no money from a suit recently settled by trial lawyers against the company. But the lawyers are scheduled to extract $13 million. The Center for Class Action Fairness filed an objection today on behalf of Sirius XM Radio customers challenging the settlement in the Southern District Court of New York. Read More
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. That’s what trial lawyers are saying about the Supreme Court’s Walmart decision, released last week.
Walmart is America’s largest private employer. On Monday, the Supreme Court threw out the class-action lawsuit alleging sex discrimination filed by three current and former employees supposedly on behalf of all 1.5 million current and former female Walmart employees. Read More
Congress and President Obama are on the verge of a budget deal likely to cause pain for almost everyone. The national debt stands at $14.3 trillion, with this year's deficit standing at $1.3 trillion.
The days of collecting two years (99 weeks) of unemployment benefits are surely numbered. Entitlements will likely become less generous for those of us under age 50. Certain subsidies will disappear. Read More
‘Rick assaults Sasha on a public street and snatches her purse. In the course of his escape from the scene, he climbs over the fence at Rachel’s bed and breakfast and is injured by an uninsulated electrical wire.”
So, can Rick the purse-snatcher sue Rachel the hotelier, whose property he violated? Read More
"Nice small business you have there.”“Um, thanks. Who are you? What’s this?”“I’m a trial lawyer. I’m serving you with a lawsuit for $100,000.”“What? How can that be?”“My client slipped and fell in your restaurant last Tuesday and broke his hip.”“But we were closed last Tuesday.” Read More
As House Republicans move malpractice lawsuit reforms through Congress, they might want to add another abuse of the legal system to their agenda.
Throughout the Reid-Angle Senate race in Nevada, we were scared to death to quote or link to anything at the Las Vegas Review Journal (dare I even post something with their name in it?) because they have farmed out copyright infringement to a serial lawsuit abuser. Read More
I noticed in this morning's Washington Post that the graphic on Obama's budget included "limiting awards in malpractice lawsuits" among the ways Obama saves money in his new budget. This is simply not true -- the newspaper has been taken in by the president's rhetorical sleight of hand. Read More
President Barack Obama announced last week that he has created a new President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, to be headed by General Electric chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt. Obama has asked the new council, which replaces the old White House Economic Recovery Advisory Board headed by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, “to focus its work on finding new ways to encourage the private sector to hire and invest in American competitiveness.” Read More
Today’s Dallas Morning News reports that the trial bar is lining up big money to support Democrat Bill White in his race to wrest the Austin statehouse from Gov. Rick Perry, R. Read More
You know it’s getting bad when the trial lawyers start suing one another.
Grant & Eisenhofer, a law firm specializing in shareholder litigation, was sued by an investor in Tyco International Ltd. over claims it committed malpractice by taking excessive fees from Tyco’s $3.2 billion settlement. Read More