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Around the web, May 12

  • Eighty percent of corporate counsel disagree with the statement "Outcomes are driven more by the merits of the case than by litigation costs." [National Law Journal; Duke conference website]
  • California state-court judge considers dismissing lawsuit against Dole after demonstration of systematic fraud in recruiting plaintiffs claiming sterility. [AP/WaPo]
  • The use of e-discovery requests to leverage questionable claims of crime-fraud exception. [The Recorder]
  • California federal court ruling demonstrates why disclaimers are so unreadable; court decides that Facebook left a loophole permitting a suit to proceed. [Jackson]
  • Canada certifies a harm-less lawsuit against Mazda where plaintiffs haven't suffered any injury. [Vancouver Sun]
  • I'm quoted on the $200 million asbestos punitive damages verdict. [Legal Newsline]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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