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February 26, 2016

In the News Today — February 26, 2016

Closing a Loophole in Our Legal System: Fraudulent Joinder Legislation Passes the House: Should trial lawyers be able to add a company to a national lawsuit just because that company is located in a plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction where judges are more likely to rule in their favor? No! That’s the answer the U.S. House of Representatives gave when it passed the Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015 (H.R. 3624) today by a vote of 229-189. (ILR Blog)

Unsealed Complaint Reveals Allegations of ‘Kickback’ Scheme Involving Class Action Firm, Wife of Mississippi AG’s Staffer: A federal appeals court unsealed a lawsuit filed by a former member of a class action firm Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman. In that lawsuit, the attorney claims he was forced to resign after exposing an alleged “kickback scheme” that “included more than $100,000 in legal fees paid from Bernstein Litowitz” to the wife of one of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s staffers. (Legal Newsline)

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