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2016 Civil Courts Issues 'Hung Over' From 2015

Sara Warner | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Sara Warner

It can be humbling, during this season of next-year predictions, to objectively evaluate how accurate my forecasting was for 2015. Wins one and two come as immigration courts and civil forfeiture surely advanced in 2015 awareness.

'Outlier': Garlock Case Gives Traction to Asbestos Fraud Claims

Sara Warner | Posted 09.16.2015 | Crime
Sara Warner

Multiple defense lawyers have been alleging institutional and operational fraud for years, but lately those charges are gaining some credence. From North Carolina to New York, cases that were initially discredited by victims' attorneys as mere "outliers" are gaining traction.

GOP, Media Positioning Victims' Attys as '1%ers'

Sara Warner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

Asbestos litigation is a $10 billion per year industry, with some $2 billion going to plaintiff firms, so it's not like there's no money in the high-risk job of suing corporate America.

Dems Must Defend 'Trust' System, Even As Asbestos Trusts Deplete

Sara Warner | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

The new Republican-controlled congress rolled up its sleeves and rolled out its agenda over the last week, and along with immigration and budget issues it turns out "asbestos litigation reform" is an apparent priority.

CSX Civil Lawsuit, Midterm Victories Are Tort Reform Victories (Update)

Sara Warner | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

Don't look now, but the midterm elections are not the only huge November win for the politically conservative Koch brothers, and likely not even their most relevant. The CSX Transportation company, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, also scored a huge civil court victory.

Can New GOP Senate Tackle Border Kids, Perjury Pawns?

Sara Warner | Posted 01.05.2015 | DC
Sara Warner

As election results rolled in and Republicans were clearly taking control of the United States Senate, we embattled and map-weary Democrats scanned those results for silver linings. It appears one of those positive outcomes rests on the motivation to create a new "playbook."

Asbestos Litigation Summit Tackles Issues of Trust

Sara Warner | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

The insular and well-heeled world of American asbestos litigation is gathering atop San Francisco's Nob Hill this week for what amounts to an annual current-events snapshot, and this year things may get a bit testy in the industry triangle of plaintiff attorneys, defense firms and insurance companies.

Pandora's Box: Dems Should Pay Close Attention to Victims Facing Asbestos Perjury Claims

Sara Warner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

It's one thing to embrace political allies like the trial lawyers, but I'm hoping my fellow Democrats shed light on this gray area. By doing so, and by focusing on protecting victims, we can avoid some of the election-year debris from this particular train wreck.

In Lawsuit Jungle, Clients Need a 'Bill of Rights'

Sara Warner | Posted 06.07.2014 | DC
Sara Warner

The well-established Los Angeles attorney clearly meant to counter my argument that we need a civil litigation "clients bill of rights," but he was inadvertently proving my key point: most of us have no idea about the "dark side" of civil justice.

Court Order Disrupts Asbestos World, but What of the 'Perjury Pawns'?

Sara Warner | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime
Sara Warner

It started, literally, with a billion-dollar question. The answer came with a scathing judge's order saying attorneys from several national firms have...