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Around the web, January 21



  • No damages payout, just governance reforms in Schering-Plough shareholder suit, but lawyers to get $9.5 million anyway [NJLJ/Ted at Overlawyered]
  • Getting the Supreme Court's message? Punitive damages not running away so much lately [Fisk/Bloomberg]
  • Framing of trials as underdog vs. big dog often crucial [Reed]
  • Some credit affidavit of merit, same-expert-specialty rule with stabilizing Arizona's med-mal climate [Denogean/Tucson Citizen]
  • Individual issues predominate: a judge decertifies a big Lakin Law Firm class action against Ford over flaking paint [MC Record]
  • Sordid tales involving superstars-of-suing Lerach and Scruggs "are legal-sector equivalent of Buffett heading to jail and Bill Gates being indicted on felony charges." [Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial/ TradingMarkets.com] For regular updates on the Scruggs affair, check the Overlawyered scandals page.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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