A U.S. House subcommittee on which Arizona Congressman Trent Franks (R-8) serves will hold a hearing tomorrow regarding the impact and oversight of plaintiff lawyer television ads that pitch lawsuits against makers of prescription drugs.
The bill, H.R. 5063, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016, targets a loophole that allows settlement agreements reached with the Department of Justice to include payments to groups unaffected by the action being settled.
The fate of legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) that would provide more transparency in the asbestos bankruptcy trust system could be bolstered by a new study that shows “inconsistencies” and “red flags” in that system.
The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) issued its "Top Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits for 2015" on Monday with an animal rights group’s suit involving a monkey’s "selfie" photo topping the survey.