California Courts Monitor
We started the California Courts Monitor in 2012 as an online news source focused on civil courts news in California. Via social media a several publications, we quickly grew our coverage to include national issues and added this second site in 2014 – the National Courts Monitor – to focus on national civil courts news.
Asbestos Double-Victims Workgroup
The Asbestos Double-Victims Workgroup was formed to explore the idea that current – and future – changes in the asbestos litigation world is going to impact people already suffering from asbestos disease. These individuals and their families are already victims of America's longest-running personal injury challenge; now they might become victims of the very legal system they turned to.Our goal is to make sure those victims have a voice in policies and practices that could very well leave them re-visiting one of the more tragic episodes in modern industrial history.
The informal organizing committee for the Asbestos Double-Victims Workgroup was initially convened by the National Courts Monitor and is connected by a concern about next-generation policies that might impact individuals and families that have already faced tragedy from America’s longest-running personal injury litigation. Some are connected via participation in “UnSettled,” the documentary from Canadian journalist Paul Johnson. Others are long-standing observers of asbestos issues – a couple are even attorneys. Learn more about this project.
UnSettled: Inside the Strange World of Asbestos Lawsuits
A Paul Johnson Film
Produced by Confocal Creative in collaboration with the National Courts Monitor A true-life legal thriller, “UnSettled” follows the bogus lawsuit against a small town car dealership all the way to Washington DC, where politicians take big money from asbestos lawyers. “UnSettled” tells the story of the public health tragedy of asbestos exposure and the cadre of wealthy lawyers who have figured out ways to keep half of all the money awarded to sick and dying people.