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Legal Reform Summit: Tort reform is a global issue

Jon Campisi Oct. 24, 2013, 3:16pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) — Perhaps we’re not that different after all.

NFL, players reach concussion settlement

Jon Campisi Sep. 3, 2013, 11:31am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — In a rather unexpected move, the National Football League and more than 4,500 former professional football players who were suing over play-related head injuries have announced they reached a multi-million settlement in the litigation.

House panel examines ‘Litigation Abuses,’ CAFA, contingency fee agreements

Jon Campisi Mar. 19, 2013, 12:01pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Third-party financing. Contingency-fee counsel. Forum shopping. Fraudulent joinder.

House looks at asbestos claim transparency bill

Jon Campisi Mar. 14, 2013, 11:16am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The button pinned to the wheelchair-bound woman’s sweater said it all: “Asbestos caused my cancer.”

NFL concussion litigation sparks widespread changes on the field

Jon Campisi Dec. 4, 2012, 10:01am

Two months before the first lawsuit was filed in what has become a multi-district case docket titled the "National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation," Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law a bill dubbed the “Safety in Youth Sports Act.” 

Another hot coffee lawsuit filed

Jon Campisi Feb. 14, 2012, 4:47am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A Philadelphia woman who claims she became burned by a hot cup of coffee at a local Burger King is suing the fast food giant in state court.