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April 30, 2018

In the News Today – April 30, 2018

As Sheldon Silver Heads To Retrial, NYC Asbestos Court Still A Plaintiff’s Playground: A Legal Newsline report found the law firm that sent millions of dollars in illegal payments to former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver “still dominates” asbestos litigation in New York. Silver is about to sit for a second corruption trial over the payments he received from the firm during his time as speaker. (Forbes/Legal Newsline)

NFL Alleges Widespread Fraud by Unnamed Plaintiffs Lawyers, Doctors in Concussion Settlement: After a report found that nearly half off all claims submitted in the NFL concussion settlement have signs of potential fraud, defense attorneys have asked the court to appoint a special investigator to look into the matter. (Pennsylvania Record)

Florida AG Aware of Pelvic Mesh Allegations, Currently Reviewing: A spokeswoman for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said she is looking into the allegations presented in a front-page New York Times story that some women were coerced into unnecessary surgery in a broader scheme between plaintiffs’ attorneys and lawsuit lenders. (Florida Record)

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