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March 10, 2014

In the News Today – March 10, 2014

South Carolina was ranked 39th in ILR’s 2012 survey of the 50 states’ legal system, but an op-ed in The State says that lawsuit reforms to address the hiring of outside counsel and landowner liability” can restore faith and integrity in the state’s civil justice system — at no expense to the taxpayer.”

2013 was a record year for asbestos cases filed in Madison County, IL, with a New York law firm filing the most cases. Madison County Record

A federal judge has ordered a plaintiff to pay the city of New York’s legal fees after finding he made “obviously fictitious allegations” against the NYPD. New York Times

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