Irvington, NJ is moving forward with a plan to use eminent domain to seize mortgages that are in foreclosure, becoming the second city to do so. Richmond, CA was the first. Washington Post
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has turned into a lucrative tool for plaintiffs’ attorneys, the Wall Street Journal writes. Since 2012, more than $200 million has been paid in TCPA settlements.
A federal judge is considering a new trial plan for the nation’s largest mass tort after the first three trials failed to move the parties closer to a settlement. National Law Journal ($)
The Department of Justice is asking an appeals court to reinstate a False Claims Act case that was dismissed when a judge found the whistleblower’s information was already available to the public. American Lawyer
Rep. Bob Goodlatte writes that the real life consequences of frivolous litigation against businesses and individuals are unacceptable. “They are forced to shell out thousands of dollars in legal costs, endure sleepless nights, and spend time away from their family, work, and customers to respond to frivolous pleadings. Many innocent victims have been left with substantial legal costs from defending themselves against frivolous lawsuits with no guarantee of compensation.” News Virginian