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April 4, 2016

In the News Today – April 4, 2016

  • Japanese Lawyers’ Problem: Too Few Cases: Japan is struggling with an unlikely problem: Its people aren’t litigious enough. Fifteen years ago, the nation kicked off a plan to double the number of lawyers in an attempt to mimic the Western legal system, where courts are more involved in settling issues such as consumer safety and alleged corporate malfeasance. Japan has not had mechanisms such as class actions, which are being introduced this year. But Japan’s new lawyers have, so far, failed to make a winning argument for why they are needed. (The Wall Street Journal)

 

  • Northern California Record and Florida Record Have Launched: Two new Record legal journals in Florida and Northern California have officially launched. Both are products of the ILR-owned Madison County Record and bring the number of Record legal journals to nine. Both will continue the Record tradition of reporting on the civil courts, key cases, legislation, and in-depth feature stories. Go to: NorcalRecord.com and FlaRecord.com.

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