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November 17, 2014

In The News Today – November 17, 2014

In his nationally syndicated column, the Palm Beach Post’s Frank Cerabino analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of a case in which the feds are using the Sarbanes-Oxley law to prosecute a Florida fisherman accused of throwing three undersized fish overboard to avoid a citation. Cerabino quotes Justice Antonin Scalia, who said, “’What kind of mad prosecutor would try to send this guy up for 20 years or risk sending him up for 20 years?” (NY Times News Service)

National Review’s Quin Hillyer urges the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in a “tremendously important challenge to one of the class-action awards involving the 2010 BP oil spill.” At issue is “dozens upon dozens of the beneficiaries approved, by a special claims administrator, to share in BP’s payments” who “suffered absolutely no damage — either directly from or with a discernible nexus to — the Deepwater Horizon disaster.” (National Review)

An Associated Report analysis of more than 14,500 cases filed in a Congressionally-created “Vaccine Court”, found that “private attorneys have been paid tens of millions of taxpayer dollars even as they clog the court with more cases they can handle, some of which the court rejected as totally inadequate.” (Associated Press)

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