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Around the web, January 29

  • California court hears appeal by Santa Clara County of Judge Komar's landmark ruling restricting contingency-fee outside representation in public nuisance suits [UCL Practitioner; earlier]
  • "Subprime feeding frenzy" seen for big law firms [ABA Journal]; Ohio AG Marc Dann files shareholder suit against federally sponsored Freddie Mac [same]
  • First of its kind? Pioneering U.K. class action wins damages for consumers in "football shirt rip-off" case [Times Online]
  • Construction-defect suits still rage in California [L.A. Times]
  • Journalist Quin Hillyer, often heard from on litigation-reform issues, joins Washington Examiner [a commentary]
  • Since 1998 class actions led by Illinois's Stephen Tillery have taken in at least $1.8 billion [MCRecord]




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