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Around the web, August 2

  • The irony: Jim Hood consulted with Dickie Scruggs about how to complain to WSJ about editorial noting how tight he was with Scruggs. [WSJ; Rossmiller]

  • Fumento digs under the Skilled Healthcare case, finds a disturbing railroading that never should've gone to the jury. The gigantic appeal bond required by California law means that Skilled Healthcare has no recourse. [Fumento]

  • Ken Feinberg to disclose compensation for administering BP fund. [Stier]
  • Fraud in billion-dollar Department of Agriculture class action settlement? "If there are only 39,697 African-American farmers grand total in the entire country, then how can over 86,000 of them claim discrimination at the hands of the USDA? Where did the other 46,303 come from?" [Pajamas Media via Overlawyered]
  • Detroit will start breaking out "judgment tax levy" on its tax bills to show expense of litigation. [Bob Dorigo Jones]
  • Ben Nelson is first Democratic senator to oppose Elena Kagan. [press release]
  • Energy bills could require US to participate in global carbon credit scheme, to expense of US economy and benefit of European countries with less strict environmental rules. [Murray @ Wash. Times]

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Rafael Mangual
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