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September 24, 2013

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On Monday, BP asked a court to halt payments from the gulf oil spill settlement fund until the administrator implements recommendations to improve efficiency and accounting controls.  Separately, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced seven felony convictions related to fraudulent claims for compensation related to the spill.  Reuters

The plaintiffs in a California public nuisance lawsuit have failed to make their case, attorneys for the defendant lead paint companies argued on Monday.  The judge in the case has asked the sides to settle the litigation, which has lasted more than a decade.  Legal Newsline

Australia’s Productivity Commission has raised the prospect of examining its regulation of the litigation funding industry.  The Commission is also considering the elimination of a corporate tax deduction for litigation expenses.  The Australian

The discovery of prosecutorial misconduct and overzealousness are resulting in a series of high-profile reversals of criminal convictions, writes former prosecutor Jeffrey Scott Shapiro in the Washington Times.

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