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December 8, 2015

In the News Today – December 8, 2015

Will SCOTUS Cut Back on Class Action ‘Extortions’ Through Its Gomez Ruling? The U.S. Supreme Court could change the future of class action lawsuits if it rules, in the coming months, that an offer of complete relief renders a case moot. (Legal Newsline)

New York Legal Reforms ‘Long Overdue’: The conviction of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver shows that legal reforms are long overdue in the Empire State, writes Phoebe E. Stonbely of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York. This includes reform of the state’s Scaffold Law and medical liability reform. With asbestos litigation at the center of the Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction, Stonbely also urges the Assembly to pass asbestos trust transparency legislation. (Buffalo News)

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