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ILR: The MDL blueprint for benefiting plaintiffs' attorneys over actual plaintiffs

By Institute for Legal Reform | Mar 23, 2016

The Wall Street Journal’s Sara Randazzo last week ran a profile piece on the Elizabeth Cabraser, the lead plaintiffs’ attorney in the emissions-related class action litigation against Volkswagan AG. While noting Cabraser’s (and her firm, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP’s) role in headline-grabbing multi district litigation, such as the Gulf oil spill, Takata air bags, GM ignition switches and breast implants, it also notes the criticism that has come the way of Cabraser and fellow “top cl

ILR: Congress takes important step in preventing asbestos fraud

By Institute for Legal Reform | Jan 14, 2016

On Jan. 8 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act. It’s an important step toward stopping pervasive fraud in the secretive asbestos trust system, which currently holds about $30 billion in assets.

ILR: What the Silver conviction reveals about asbestos litigation fraud

By Institute for Legal Reform | Dec 17, 2015

Story Copy Institute for Legal Reform, December 8, 2015 The conviction last week of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reveals more than just the level of corruption in the Empire State capital.

ILR: SC to weigh in on Tyson Foods 'trial by formula' class action

By Institute for Legal Reform | Nov 19, 2015

The Supreme Court (recently) heard oral arguments in the case of Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo.

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