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Around the web, July 16

  • Where a case settles quickly, is a big contingency fee reasonable? [Nebraska Supreme Court, Hauptman, O'Brien v. Turco (PDF) via Sipple]

  • Kentucky is one of only four states whose lawyers aren't obliged to report misconduct by other attorneys or judges, and fen-phen scandal isn't going to change that [Courier-Journal]

  • Critique of Manhattan attorney's would-be class action seeking to ban "Ladies' Nights" at bars [Adler & Somin @ Volokh; Coleman & more at Overlawyered]

  • Lawyers want $58 billion-plus from ExxonMobil, other defendants over Greenpoint, Brooklyn underground spill [New York mag]

  • Los Angeles archdiocese in record $660 million deal to settle sex abuse claims [Bainbridge]

  • In the time it takes to get dressed, you could have filed a wage-hour suit against your employer over the time it takes to get dressed [NLJ]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.