Besides their highly visible campaigns against pre-emption and consumer arbitration, they're hoping to obtain more favorable tax treatment of lawsuit settlements, destroy the confidentiality of many settlements, and open up med-mal suits by uniformed personnel against military doctors, for starters. [Legal Times]
"Plaintiff's bar pushes Capitol Hill agenda"
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- Around the web, May 11
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- Speaking of upside-down premption: Arizona v. United States
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- Update on California foreign policy efforts
- Greg Conko: Can brand makers be sued for generic drug injuries?
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