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July 20, 2018

In the News Today – July 20, 2018

“Finally: A Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Who Stopped at Nothing Pays the Price”: An ILR blog details the “twisted tale of manipulation, bribery, back-room dealing and bombast” of Steven Donziger’s fight with Chevron. Donziger’s law license was suspending indefinitely last week for his role in a billion dollar Ecuadorian judgment that was later found by a U.S. judge to be “procured by fraud.” (ILR Blog)

Arkansas Lawmaker Says Retirement Fund Leader Should Resign: Arkansas State Rep. Mark Lowery called on the executive director of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System to resign after a hearing on potential public corruption in a $300 million securities class action lawsuit. Rep. Lowery said he believes Executive Director George Hopkins misled lawmakers on his lack of knowledge of a referral fee paid to a lawyer who did not work on the case. (North Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

Blog European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee Adopts TPLF Legislative Initiative Report International Initiatives, Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF) Image of the UK Supreme Court Blog An Update on the Current UK Litigation Landscape: Podcast Review International Initiatives Blog American and European Business Groups Release Joint Statement in Support of EU TPLF Regulation  International Initiatives Blog Third Party Litigation Funding: Buying Trouble Across the Globe International Initiatives, Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF) Australia Blog Proposed Class Action Reforms In Australia Cause Funders And Lawyers To Race To File Cases International Initiatives, Third Party Litigation Funding (TPLF)

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