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Around the web, July 22

  • Worth keeping an eye on: "The Service Employees International Union and the Teamsters have sued six law firms (including Beasley Allen, Girardi and Keese, and Levin Fishbein) for their handling of the Vioxx settlement." [Beck & Herrmann]
  • Paul Selzer, last remaining defendant in Milberg Weiss/Lerach scandal, pleads guilty; Milberg says government knew of its plan to turn over 15 percent of fees from pending cases to Weiss [NYLJ]
  • Environmental Working Group and Fenton Communications lead campaign against plastic-softening bisphenol A and phthalates, and "trial lawyers sense a big payday" [Fortune]
  • Early Chemerinsky hires for UC Irvine law school confirm that it won't "look like Orange County" at all, ideologically [Bainbridge]
  • Dismissing more than 1,000 railroad asbestos suits for refiling elsewhere, West Virginia high court rejects argument that all Americans enjoy Constitutional right to take their disputes to WV courts [WV Record]
  • Hong Kong, which has hitherto done without antitrust laws, now is considering one [proposal in PDF, press release]



Rafael Mangual
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Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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