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July 8, 2014

In The News Today – July 8, 2014

New York plaintiffs’ attorney lobbying organizations spent nearly $1.15 million “to lobby lawmakers against a push to lower awards in civil lawsuits.” The spending by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers “marked a 9.7% increase from 2012 and a 37% jump from 2010,” according to the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York. (New York Daily News)

Citing a “political harassment and intimidation campaign” by the Mostyn Law Firm, Texas State Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) has blasted an outgoing state judge’s decision to allow the firm to take Taylor’s deposition in a $26 million lawsuit a school district is pursuing against the state’s windstorm insurer “for denying hurricane damage claims.” Taylor claims Galveston County District Judge Bret Griffin’s ruling was provoked by Taylor’s opposition to Griffin’s election bid and “political alignment” with plaintiffs’ attorney Steve Mostyn. (Law360)

A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday approved a revised National Football League concussion settlement proposal that would uncap the $675 million compensation fund for retired players. (Law360)

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