The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.

New York’s legislature passed a bill to expand the state’s False Claims Act (FCA), a law originally intended to hold people and companies liable for defrauding governmental programs. The expansion would…


Taxpayers deserve to know where their dollars are spent — and whose interests determine what the AG does in litigation.

Lawsuits related to climate change are surging across the country. Minnesota is no exception. Last year, Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against several oil companies claiming they “deceived Minnesotans about climate change.” …


There is a growing trend across the nation of state courts in “Judicial Hellholes” rejecting U.S. Supreme Court precedent and improperly expanding personal jurisdiction for those courts. …


Jury verdicts across the country continue to rise, with payout amounts increasing 51.7% annually from 2010 to 2018 while overall inflation grew only 1.7%. As trial lawyers flock to file lawsuits in the wake of the pandemic, the U.S. is poised to hold onto its reputation as the most litigious…


It is uncertain what our world will look like post-coronavirus, but trial lawyers already know who they plan to sue about it.

Purell and Germ-X, makers of hand sanitizer, as well as retail operations like Target who sell their own brand of such products were hit with class-action lawsuits in…


The flood of more than 2,000 opioid lawsuits by 1,200 local governments in courts across the country is the latest example of a harmful trend that creates legal chaos and confusion, weakens the authority of state attorneys general and lines the pockets of trial lawyers — but does little to…


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Attorney General Mike Hunter’s 2019 opioid trial alleges that Johnson & Johnson’s FDA-approved and regulated opioids constitute a “public nuisance.” But in a 2018 Washington Examiner op-ed, he takes the opposite position with regard to climate change litigation. He again stated this position in a May 17, 2019 amicus brief…

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