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How Plaintiff Lawyers Help Corporate America Keep its Secrets

Paula Lawlor was sifting through piles of internal General Motors Co documents in a hotel room outside of Los Angeles when she hit pay dirt: Company records showing that GM knew for years that stronger roofs on its vehicles could …

Texas Supreme Court Closes ‘Trapdoor’ of Pretrial Negligence Requests

Insurance companies should take note of a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Texas that closes a “trapdoor” pretrial discovery gambit by plaintiffs’ lawyers that exposed defendants to sanctions for denying negligence in pretrial requests for admissions and then …

N.J. Court Prohibits Lawyer from Asking Client at Trial if Vehicle Totaled

A New Jersey Superior Court judge recently issued a written ruling, holding that, as a matter of first impression, it was inappropriate for a lawyer to question his client during trial as to whether his vehicle was “totaled” as a …

Plaintiff in Iowa Bias Suit to Face Theft Charge

A former Iowa workforce adviser helping lead a class-action discrimination lawsuit filed by black workers is expected to face federal charges of embezzlement and identity theft. Linda Pippen is due in court Wednesday for a hearing where she is expected …