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Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2016, Passes House and Heads to Senate

by Carlton Fields on

On January 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a 211-188 vote along party lines, H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2016. The bill would amend U.S....more

Amendment Reducing Illinois Juries from 12 to 6 About to Take Effect

by Polsinelli on

Courtrooms in Illinois will begin to see a new makeup of juries soon, as effective June 1, 2015, all jury cases shall be tried by a jury of six. Previously, cases in which alleged damages exceeded $50,000 were tried by a jury...more

NJ Spill Act Contribution Rights in Jeopardy Under Proposed Bill: Points to Consider - M&E Environment & Energy Alert

by McCarter & English, LLP on

A bill (A-3880/S-444) recently introduced in both houses of the New Jersey legislature would prevent companies and private individuals from exercising their existing contribution rights under New Jersey’s Spill Act to recover...more

Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney

by Mimesis Law on

Oct. 8, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Fred Levin, one of the most successful and controversial plaintiffs lawyers in America, talks with Lee Pacchia about a new book by Josh Young detailing his colorful life and his views on civil...more

California Governor Proposes Reforms to Proposition 65, Seeks To Prevent Abuse of Statute by "Unscrupulous Lawyers"

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

California Governor Edmund Brown has added his voice to a number of California legislators calling for an overhaul of the state's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 – better known as Proposition 65 (the...more

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