March 31, 2021

In The News Today- March 31, 2021

“Murky World Of Mass Torts Left Clients At Girardi’s Mercy”: Thomas Girardi made his fortune in the world of mass torts, an area of law rife with perverse incentives and vague rules that experts say can allow lawyers to profit at their clients’ expense.After the 2000 film “Erin Brockovich,” Girardi and the rest of the movie’s attorney-heroes started working on a similar case, but this time something went wrong. After attorneys announced a $13.5 million settlement with the chemical company defendants in 2006, the residents wrote a letter begging the federal judge on the case to investigate their lawyers. (Law 360)

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