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February 12, 2017

In the News Today – February 13, 2017

“Trial Lawyers Have Been Making Millions on Alternative Facts for Decades”: This month the Supreme Court will consider Blackman v. Gascho, a case full of “fake facts and an unfair lawyer windfall.” Theodore Frank, head of CEI’s Center for Class Action Fairness, writes that lack of uniformity in our courts has enabled trial lawyers to “dodge the courts that balk at alternative facts” and the Supreme Court’s decision in Blackman v. Gascho may finally “right this wrong.” (The Washington Times)

49-cent Settlement Check Shows How Worthless Most Class Action Lawsuits Are: A team of plaintiffs’ lawyers sued AT&T alleging it improperly charged a sales taxes on internet services. The 92 personal injury lawyers who dreamed up this class action stand to make as much as $191 million; that translates to about $2 million per lawyer. One of the lead attorneys involved in the case described the deal as an “excellent solution for all parties” even through the settlement resulted in “pennies for most class members.” (The Hayride

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