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Lowering the bar on the plaintiffs bar – Washington Examiner

Date: Aug 11, 2016

We’ve written in this space often about how plaintiffs’ lawyers — the sort who work on contingency cases ranging from slip-and-fall to shareholder class actions — corrupt the nation’s politics. Huge profits from suits designed to extort funds from deep pockets are systematically ploughed back into Democratic party politics, in exchange for new laws and regulations that make extortionate suits easier. But the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued an extraordinary 127-page judgment on Monday highlighting how much more effective an unscrupulous American attorney can be when working in a country where the rule of law is less firmly established. Read more>>