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Around the web, June 10

  • Unanimous high court ruling in Allison Engine, the case raising question of whether bounty-hunting False Claims Act applies when government is an indirect payer of bills; ATRA thinks the Court's compromise is pretty good [its press release; Jurist; earlier here and here]
  • Ninth Circuit appoints special prosecutor, on top of high recommended monetary sanctions, to pursue prominent California toxic tort litigators Tom Girardi and Walter Lack in tangled Nicaraguan pesticide-injury case [Overlawyered]
  • That dreadful "ADA Restoration Act", overturning Supreme Court decisions that grafted some rationality onto the disabled-rights law, appears to be very much alive [Schwartz]
  • California trial lawyers had a good election night in Tuesday's primary [Cal Law "Legal Pad" and more]
  • Another round of credit card antitrust litigation: now Discover wants $6 billion from Visa and MasterCard [Bloomberg]
  • "In a wreck? Get a check!" TV-ad lawyer runs for West Virginia Supreme Court [Steve Cohen, Huntington Herald-Dispatch]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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