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November 10, 2015

In the News Today – November 10, 2015

FACT Act ‘forces Graham to choose a side’: Sen. Lindsey Graham’s office says that he “continues to review this legislation” but wouldn’t say whether he supports or opposes the FACT Act. According to opensecrets.org, the American Association of Justice “contributed $27,500 to his campaign committee and leadership PAC during the period 2011-2016.” (Palmetto Business Daily)

Asbestos lawyers paying $390 per Google click: “Plaintiff law firms harvesting asbestos victims through online advertising are paying up to $390 for each and every click they receive on Google, a new study by the US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has revealed.” (The Insurance Insider)

Jenkins on the Exxon climate change investigation: Of New York AG Eric Schneiderman’s investigation into Exxon’s research and public statements on climate change, the Wall Street Journal‘s Holman Jenkins, Jr. writes that our “real contempt” should be saved for “the climate lawyers now rubbing their hands over a Big Tobacco-style lawsuit.” (Wall Street Journal)

Gulf oil spill indictment highlighted: “U.S. prosecutors have unsealed the indictment of plaintiffs’ attorney Mikal Watts, his brother, and five others on “95 counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, and identity theft for allegedly submitting more than 40,000 false claims against BP.” (Claims Journal)

Attorney rips NY Times anti-arbitration series: “It made it look like consumers need class actions, and without them companies are going to run roughshod over their rights. The truth is, class actions are of very little benefit to anybody other than class action lawyers,” said Alan Kaplinsky, who leads the Consumer Financial Services Group at Ballard Spahr LLP. (Legal Newsline)

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