• Is Securitization Evil? Dechert Attorney Takes On The Pope

    A declaration from the papacy took aim at securitization and credit default swaps, characterizing them as a kind of predatory economic cannibalism, a form of “gambling on the failure of others,” and calling them morally unacceptable. A...

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  • The Civil Rights Lawyer Who Set Himself on Fire

    A noted civil rights attorney, who later in his career turned to the climate change issue, committed suicide as an act of protest, in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. He chose the early morning when no one would be...

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  • Sharing Protected Information With Potential Litigation Funders

    Third-party funding of litigation projects, increasingly popular with plaintiffs, can raise serious questions about protected information. Defendants in some of these cases are doing their best to raise them, and in this Today’s General Counsel article, Todd...

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  • Elite FLA Firm Accused Of Bribery, Stiffing Client

    A Fort Lauderdale law firm known for helping George Bush’s case in his year 2000 election victory and for winning hundreds of millions of dollars for clients against a Ponzi schemer, is accused of failing to pay...

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  • Massive Slip-And-Fall Scheme Alleged In New York

    Five men have been charged in what federal prosecutors in Manhattan say was a massive litigation fraud that involved doctors, lawyers and litigation finance companies. Hundreds of lawsuits may be at issue. However, no lawyers, doctors or...

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  • Stealth Email Tracking By Law Firms Deemed Unethical

    Stealth email tracking software, sometimes called spymail, is likely employed “in just about every marketing email you receive,” writes Mark C. Palmer. But according to an advisory opinion of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, where...

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  • Mesh Litigation Conspiracy Alleged

    According to a New York Times investigative article, an “assembly-line-like system” involving plaintiff attorneys, litigation funders, banks, physicians and marketers is enticing women into needless and sometimes dangerous remedial surgery, in order to improve the chance of prevailing...

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  • In-House Lawyers Can Be FCPA Targets

    In one case, the company itself got off the hook on the basis of full disclosure and cooperation, but no such luck for the former GC...

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  • Trump Lawyer’s $130K To Porn Actress Raises Legal Ethics Questions

    There are a number of ways to look at the $130K that President Trump’s personal lawyer paid to a former porn movie actress, and all them...

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  • After Partner’s Suicide, Miami Lawyer Accused Of Bilking Firm For Insurance Money

    The former law partner of a prominent Miami tax attorney who committed suicide has been sued by the deceased lawyer’s firm. According to the complaint, the defendant attorney, Hal J. Webb, contrived to receive the proceeds of...

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