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I saw an excellent post about how Congress, including Democrats, weakened oversight of the financial system in the 90’s by restricting investor lawsuits. It is located on John Russonello’s blog, and I caught it after seeing it referred to in that venerable blog, Tort Deform.  Here is Mr. Russonello’s opening salvo:

President Obama’s pledge to bring back some [...]

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The New York Attorney General has entered into a settlement with UnitedHealth Group , the largest insurer in New York, concerning the method it used to calculate reimbursement for out-of-network services.
When an insured goes out of network, he receives a bill from the provider and the insurer customarily pays a percentage, say 70 or 80%, of what [...]

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I’ve been busy as of late. My apologies for the infrequent postings. Here are are a couple of recent law-related articles worth reading:

Las Vegas Sun, “Employers finding way around OSHA’s tougher stance” - this paper has been great about highlighting the failures of government to ensure safe workplaces.
“Class Status Denied in Suit Against DuPont Over Chemical-Tainted [...]

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Simon Property Group, the owner of the Crystal Mall in Waterford, Connecticut, recently agreed to pay nearly $309k to settle a lawsuit brought by the Connecticut Attorney General alleging that inactivity fees that applied to its gift cards violated state consumer law.
Most of the money that will be paid out by Simon will be in [...]

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It hardly seems fair, but hey, I guess that’s federalism … at least in a class-action decided by the Eighth Circuit against insurance companies for allegedly charging higher homeowners insurance rates to residents of the “black community” in Kansas City, Missouri, when compared to the same coverage provided to residents of the city’s “white community.”
Judicial View reports how [...]

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Most of us, as Thanksgiving approaches, have images in our minds of glistening turkeys, heaping spoonfuls of potatoes and yams, and a glorious spread of pies and other desserts. But for the neediest among us who receive food stamps, these holiday victuals are a luxury they cannot afford.
But according to the NY Times, as a result of a class-action lawsuit [...]

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