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End-of-term Monday

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Today and June 25 are the days when the Supreme Court will release its biggest decisions of the year. The Obamacare and Arizona immigration law decisions are obviously much in the news, but Point of Law readers will also be interested in First American Federal v. Edwards, a decision about the ability of Congress to create federal causes of action in the absence of injury to the plaintiff. Such "harm-less" class actions are the source of many of the most lawyer-friendly class actions and settlements, because the attorneys can bring expensive suits against deep pockets and then justify settlements that benefit no consumers at all by pointing out that their clients weren't suffering any injury in the first place. I'm quoted in a Chris Rizo story on the subject.

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