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November 9, 2015

In The News Today – November 9, 2015

  • WSJ Editorial: ‘Prosecuting Climate Dissent’: New York AG Eric Schneiderman’s investigation into Exxon Mobil’s research and public statements on climate change “marks a dangerous new escalation of the left’s attempt to stamp out all disagreement on global-warming science and policy.” (Wall Street Journal Editorial)
  • ‘I Was an Oil Spill Scapegoat’: “The dangers of a misguided, out-of-control Justice Department task force go far beyond my case,” writes former BP engineer Kurt Mix. After a three-and-a-half year effort to prosecute Mix on felony obstruction of justice charges over some deleted text messages, federal prosecutors this week dropped the charges and Mix pled guilty to a minor misdemeanor. (Wall Street Journal Op-Ed)
  • Fisher Pushes Back on NY Times Anti-Arbitration Editorial: The Times “largely ignored the wealthy special-interest group that opposes arbitration the most: Class-action lawyers.” A “robust system of arbitration is healthy for our court system,” said Loyola University (New Orleans) Law Professor Imre Stephen Dzalai because, “it serves as a safety valve.” (Forbes)
  • Lawyers Comment on Sheldon Silver ‘Referral-Fee System’: “The referral-fee system that let ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver pocket $3 million despite not doing any actual work is a powerful catalyst for greed and corruption.” (New York Post)
  • Louisville Business First on ILR’s Trial Lawyer Marketing Study: 108,133 law-firm ads were shown on Louisville TV screens from January through December. Bill Caudill, sales manager at WAVE-TV, said that ads for legal services have jumped 67 percent on his station over the past three years. (Louisville Business First)

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