Speaking of a three-pronged approach to combatting swindling . . .
Last week, we were doing just that, pointing out that “prosecuting swindlers is the third prong of an obvious three-prong solution, the first being a willingness on the part of defendants to fight back against fraud, and the second being a determination among judges to reject unreasonable claims.
Dallas commercial insurance attorney Steven Badger charges that some trial lawyers try to intimidate insurers into settling unjust claims, using a “scare tactic” that “can amount to insurance fraud.” Says Badger, “Lawyers and their teams of experts will significantly increase the alleged cost to damaged items and often add entirely new damage claim components that were never part of the original claim submitted to the insurer.”
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.
On Dec. 16 Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA) announced a new statewide consumer education campaign, urging Texans to “Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor.” Small business owners, health care providers and lawsuit reform advocates have joined forces to press for greater consumer awareness in personal injury lawyer advertising.
“That's what you are, but what am I?” You might expect a lame remark like that to be employed as a retort by an underage antagonist on an elementary school playground or a superannuated adolescent in a Pee Wee Herman movie, but not as a comeback from mature counsel in a courtroom.
The public has every right to watch the details unfold in a recent lawsuit, now unfortunately sealed, against the AkinMears law firm – a suit brought by a former employee that contains serious allegations about its operation.
There's one in almost every family: a black sheep, the one sibling or cousin who has to be different, can't follow the rules, keeps making the same mistakes, and is forever getting into trouble and embarrassing his relatives.
“Use of taxpayer funds should be reserved for purely public purposes, not the private benefit of an individual, corporation, or association.” That's the first sentence of a position paper published this summer by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).