In short, the PSLRA gave plaintiffs
lawyers a dangerous incentive to sue in a relatively plaintiff
-friendly forum, state courts.
In most welding fume cases, the plaintiffs
have failed to convince the trier of fact of a connection between the exposure to welding fumes containing manganese and Parkinson's disease or some other neurological disorder such as parkinsonism or manganism.
Six circuits had held that the entire litigation recovery (including the portion paid to an attorney as a contingent fee) is income to the plaintiff
, with little emphasis on state law; other circuits have been explicit that the fee portion of the recovery is always income to the plaintiff
In these cases, plaintiffs
may only win court orders to stop future unlawful employment practices and, possibly, recover their attorneys' fees.
Both the legislation and the rule changes are aimed squarely at ending venue shopping, the practice of plaintiffs
filing suit in jurisdictions that historically have produced large damage awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, regardless of where the alleged negligence actually occurred.
Shields said the truth about LawCash is that it enables plaintiffs
in personal and worker-related injury cases to receive cash before reaching a settlement.
The sheer greed of tort lawyers who represent unimpaired clients has driven asbestos lawyers who represent only very sick plaintiffs
to support tort reform designed to curb this abuse -- if only to make sure there are some solvent defendants left standing at the end of the day.
asserted section 10(b) and rule 10b-5 (of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) claims against the firm based on Cygne's 1993 and 1994 financial statements.
The frequency with which plaintiffs
raise the issue undoubtedly perpetuates this view, with potentially unfortunate consequences for agencies and communities.
Three Tower Associates, sponsors of North Shore Towers cooperatives in Floral Park, Queens, has consented to give four black plaintiffs
and the Open Housing Center $245,000 and to run 97 ads over the next four years featuring black models.
Alan Jacoby as Co-Lead Plaintiffs
in a securities fraud class action against SendTec, Inc.
Historically, juries have returned massive toxic tort judgments in favor of plaintiffs
In nonphysical injury cases, structured settlements, paired with nonqualified assignments, may provide plaintiffs
with payment security and tax deferral resulting from periodic payments.
Rising malpractice premiums are attributed to larger jury verdicts in favor of injured plaintiffs
argued that such claims do not begin to accrue until any litigation is completed and the IRS has issued an assessment of taxes.