Category: Cases

Law Firms Eager to Solicit Victims of California Fires

Where there’s smoke, there are lawyers. From the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif., comes a wry acknowledgement that the record-setting wildfires that devastated California’s wine country set the table for a legal feeding frenzy. “After the limitless… Read More

Delaware Report Recommends More Funding for ‘Civil Gideon’

Another year brings another report about the need to improve access to civil courts for low-income residents. A court-mandated legal commission in Delaware capped a two-year investigation this fall and issued its recommendations, agreeing the system is unfair… Read More

Proposed Immigration Court Reform Could Be ‘Death Knell’

Judicial independence would suffer under a plan by the Trump administration to streamline immigration hearings, according to the editorial staff at The Washington Post. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking on Nov. 17 to the Federalist Society national lawyers… Read More

Congress, Trump block class-action lawsuits against banks

This month, President Trump signed a bill that blocked class-action lawsuits against banks, dismantling a rule issued by an Obama-era agency in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Two weeks later, on Nov. 15, Richard Cordray, the… Read More