Top News

Litigation funding can drive early settlements, legal scholar says

Amanda Robert Dec. 23, 2015, 12:38pm

As the size and complexity of transvaginal mesh MDLs continue to attract considerable attention, so do the details of how some of their claims made it to court.

FOR PRINT**Defense getting better at handling False Claims while DOJ short on staff, experts say

Amanda Robert Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Parties on both sides of False Claims Act cases tend to agree that the number of lawsuits and amount of money they redistribute to the U.S. government has significantly increased since the statute was amended in 1986.

SAMPLE-Barbier to announce modifications to BP settlement amid questions on business claims

Amanda Robert Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Even though BP agreed to a generous settlement in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation, is it ethical for business owners to make claims for damages they didn’t suffer?

Defense getting better at handling False Claims while DOJ short on staff, experts say

Amanda Robert Feb. 26, 2014, 11:32am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Parties on both sides of False Claims Act cases tend to agree that the number of lawsuits and amount of money they redistribute to the U.S. government has significantly increased since the statute was amended in 1986.

Freeh investigation parallels BP settlement dispute

Amanda Robert Dec. 9, 2013, 3:53pm

NEW ORLEANS  – Loyola University New Orleans College of Law professor Blaine LeCesne describes the court-ordered investigation into allegations of fraud within the BP oil spill settlement program as the first of its kind.

Barbier to announce modifications to BP settlement amid questions on business claims

Amanda Robert Dec. 2, 2013, 8:26pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Even though BP agreed to a generous settlement in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation, is it ethical for business owners to make claims for damages they didn’t suffer?

Legal experts consider course of BP appeal

Amanda Robert Jul. 16, 2013, 6:05pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Adam Hoeflich can’t predict if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will side with BP in its dispute with plaintiffs over the settlement in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation.