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Around the web, October 14

  • Second Circuit takes issue with attorney ethics in informal aggregate settlement. [Johnson v. Nextel; Torts Prof]
  • Former silicosis clients sue their indicted lawyer, though it's hard to see how they're the victims in his scheme to defraud an insurance company through kickbacks to the claims adjusters. [Texas Lawyer/law.com]
  • Legal trap doors for New Jersey builders. This sort of statutory authority for litigation is appalling: it merely transfers wealth from builders and their customers to attorneys without any consumer protection whatsoever. [OL]

  • Thank Wal-Mart for your new bank fee. [Instapundit link roundup; relatedly me earlier @ NY Post]
  • "California's Kafkaesque Rent Control Laws" [Epstein @ Hoover]

  • Al Davis, litigant. [ATL]

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Isaac Gorodetski
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Manhattan Institute

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