BOSTON — Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to get their children into some of ...Read More »
The Obama Administration has announced five executive actions and seven legislative proposals aimed at holding back the tsunami of litigation by patent trolls, and lawyers are weighing in on whether the recommendations will wall off the tidal waves or merely ...
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In the first criminal complaint referred to prosecutors by the watchdog agency Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a debt relief company and two lawyers have been indicted in an alleged fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New ...
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Facing new objectors, class action settlements are attracting greater scrutiny from appellate courts, which are gutting those settlements and sending them back to be renegotiated. In particular, the amount and proportion of attorney fees and the payment of money into ...Read More »
The Federal Trade Commission has updated its guidelines for online advertising disclosures to grapple with some of the new technologies since its last guidance in 2000. The guidelines are called “.com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising.” ...
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Everyone has experienced a bad day at the office. And most lawyers have developed a thick skin against public criticism and mockery. But only one lawyer this year had to endure being called a “train wreck” on national television and ...Read More »
The past year featured a flurry of activity on the personal injury and tort scene, with several new drug and device developments, significant U.S. Supreme Court rulings and some staggering verdicts. Here’s a wrap-up of the highlights of personal injury ...Read More »