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Around the web, April 17

  • Hearing discloses that Coughlin Stoia provides suit-sniffing "portfolio monitoring services" to potential big lead plaintiffs. "Shocking conflict of interest", as Judge Rakoff contends? Routine, standard practice for firms in securities class action biz? Both? [Kevin LaCroix, D&O Diary; David Bario, AmLaw Daily]
  • California legislature nixes interlocutory appeal of class certification [Calif. Civil Justice]
  • One trial lawyer's riposte to Philip Howard's health courts proposal [Kennerly]
  • Leverage for complainants dept.: EPA will now require grant recipients to disclose pending civil rights lawsuits [Chris Horner, American Spectator]
  • Officials in Spain signal displeasure at prospective prosecution of Bush lawyers [WSJ law blog, NRO "Corner"]
  • Lawmakers in Oregon, Nevada move to raise some liability-suit limits [TortsProf and again]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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