Tagged: u.s. supreme court

It's About the Money (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 4/23/2014 02:43 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court changed the nature of political finance in Citizens United v. FEC. Four years later, the finance system is less regulated and awash in money. It stands to have a tremendous impact in the 2014 election and beyond.

Inside the Miller County Class-Action Strategy Invalidated by U.S. Supreme Court

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

The high court agreed with dozens of other corporations that have complained that Miller County Circuit Court is a legal backwater where friendly elected judges help prolific local class-action attorneys exploit a loophole in federal law to force giant settlements in cases whose legal merits are never even considered.

High Court Considered Congressional Intent in Class-action Decision

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Knowles v. Standard Fire rested on what Congress intended to do when it enacted class-action reforms eight years ago, according to Georgene Vairo, a law professor at Loyola Law School at Los Angeles who wrote a book on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.

Arkansas AG Dustin McDaniel Supported Plaintiffs' Attorneys in U.S. Supreme Court Case

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was one of the few state AGs who supported the plaintiffs' attorneys who used a perceived loophole in federal law to keep potential class-action lawsuits in state courts.

Miller County Class-Action Strategy Struck Down by U.S. Supreme Court

by Gwen Moritz 3/19/2013 09:39 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an insurance company in a class-action case brought in Miller County. The decision throws a wrench into a business plan used with great success by the Texarkana law firm of Keil & Goodson.