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January 23, 2017

In the News Today – January 23, 2017

Ontario Courts Rule in Favor of Chevron, Dismissing Effort to Enforce Fraudulently Obtained Judgment: Judge Hainey of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that Chevron Canada Limited was a distant entity from Chevron Corporation and was therefore not the defendant in the fraudulent $9 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador in 2011. (Forbes)

Litigation Funding Brings Champerty Back to Life: A pair of recent rulings by appellate courts in New York and Pennsylvania has brought renewed attention to the issue of champerty and  litigation funding, casting “doubts on the legality of certain forms of the [litigation funding] business model.” Litigation funding “undermines our civil justice system by encouraging the filing of dubious claims, turning our judicial system into an investment opportunity.” (Law360)

Suing Over Safety? TCPA Lawsuits Go Too Far: When Honda found out that some of its vehicles’ Takata-made airbags were dangerous and potentially deadly, they did the responsible thing and called every Honda customer with an urgent recall notice. Now, a clever trial lawyer has found a way to sue the company Honda hired to make those phone calls, citing Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations. (ILR Blog)

Delaware General Assembly Blog Delaware Wants to Take a Closer Look at the TPLF Industry   Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF) Blog European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee Adopts TPLF Legislative Initiative Report International Initiatives, Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF) cell phones and tcpa Blog Will “Mini-TCPA” Laws Create a New Cottage Industry of TCPA Lawsuits? Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Blog Frequent Filers Causing a Rise in Securities Fraud Class Actions Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Podcasts Episode 25: State TCPA Legislation on the Rise Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

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