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February 24, 2016

In the News Today – February 24, 2016

  • FL Court Rules State AG Has Authority to Dismiss False Claims Act Suit: A Florida appeals court has ruled that the state’s attorney general “has the authority to unilaterally dismiss a whistleblower suit against Motorola Inc., a decision that plaintiffs attorneys fear could open the door to having their clients’ suits tossed for political reasons.” The ruling affirms a lower court ruling that dismissed a former Motorola employee’s False Claims Act suit at the request of the state attorney general’s office. (Law360)
     
  • Onward with ‘Bellwether Trials’ in GM Ignition Switch Cases: A federal judge in Manhattan told attorneys in the ongoing General Motors ignition switch litigation that he plans to move forward with “bellwether trials to determine issues of liability and damages in the litigation over defective ignition switches.” This comes in the wake of calls to do away with such trials after the “disastrous” first such case in which revelations came to light that the plaintiff “may have lied about the extent and impact of his injuries.” (New York Law Journal)
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