1. OPINION: Pass Liability Protections For Small Business

    September 15, 2020 | News

    Small businesses across the country are trying to reopen safely and sustainably while protecting their employees and customers. One key concern for Thomas Ward, owner of Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa in Orlando, Florida, is the fear of COVID-related lawsuits. In his op-ed that ran in the Orlando Sentinel, Ward outlines why Congress needs to pass COVID related liability protections for businesses like his.... Read More

  2. Relief, Liability Protection Bill Fails in Senate

    September 11, 2020 | News

    On Thursday, the Senate failed to pass a COVID-19 relief bill that would provide financial benefits for Americans and liability protections for businesses and health care facilities, according to a report in USA Today.... Read More

  3. Litigation Funders Join Together To Form Global Advocacy Group

    September 10, 2020 | News

    The twelve leading litigation finance firms have set up the International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) according to a report on Read More

  4. Businesses Remain Vulnerable As Liability Protection Talks Continue

    September 09, 2020 | News

    While Congress fights over COVID-19 liability protections, businesses remain at risk of lawsuits, according to a report in The National Law Review.... Read More

  5. Challenge To Coffee-Causes-Cancer Label To Continue

    September 08, 2020 | News

    A California federal court has refused to throw out a lawsuit that challenges the state's coffee-causes-cancer label, according to a report in Legal Newsline. On Aug. 27, Judge Kimberly Mueller rejected Attorney General Xavier Becerra's motion to dismiss the claims of the California Chamber of Commerce. At issue is the placement of acrylamide on the state's notorious Proposition 65 list.... Read More

  6. In Dissent, 9th Circ. Judge Rips Fees Equaling $6,700 An Hour

    September 03, 2020 | News

    In a split decision, the Ninth Circuit panel affirmed the approval of a $14.5 million attorney fee award in a class action over Bank of America's overdraft fees, with a dissenting judge criticizing the deal for awarding class counsel fees that come out to $6,700 per hour, according to a report in Law360.... Read More