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October 24, 2013

Litigation Trends, Targets, and Players

ILR released its “New Lawsuit Ecosystem” report at the 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit on Wednesday, Sue Reisinger reports in Corporate Counsel.

Among the trends the report found:

• An explosion of M&A suits that are settled with little or no benefit to shareholders

• Plaintiffs lawyers are “prospecting” for new avenues of liability

• False Claims Act litigation is at an all-time high – and rising

• Lawyers are “recruiting” state AGs to go after companies on a contingency fee basis

See also:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Proposes False Claims Act Reforms
U.S. Chamber Warns: Wage-and-Hour Litigation on the Rise
Legal Reform Summit: Tort reform is a global issue

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