It looks as if shedding his nominal Republican affiliation may be allowing the true, Shanin's-dad Specter to emerge. His latest effort would open up a right to sue accountants, investment banks and others for "aiding and abetting" fraud. Lisa Rickard at the U.S. Chamber reacts. More: Bainbridge; Adler @ Volokh; Alison Frankel, AmLaw Daily (Specter "has apparently decided that the interests of the people of Pennsylvania are very closely aligned with those of the plaintiffs bar").
Specter introduces bill to overturn Stoneridge
- Deep pocket files: Scott Simon and Harding Pharmacy
- Sioux sue
- KBR seeking loser-pays against Jamie Leigh Jones
- GAO on Stoneridge and secondary liability
- Around the web, August 1
- "Actions speak louder than words"
- The House medical liability reform bill comes in, unfrivolously
- Obama's SOTU medical malpractice plank
- Around the web, December 28
- Conferees on financial reform reject Stoneridge amendment
- Using the financial reform conference committee to reverse Stoneridge
- Medical liability reform, the White House version
- Specter proposes overturning Stoneridge
- "Thimerosal-autism test cases dismissed"
- Memphis sues Wells Fargo over subprime