The Examiner, the newspaper chain with outlets in Washington, San Francisco and other cities, kicks off a five-part series on “Lawyers Gone Wild” with a package of articles including “Is There a Doctor in the House…Who Hasn’t Been Sued?“, “High-dollar settlements mark class action cases“, “Little relief: Litigation costs rising as firms face fewer suits“, and “Rogues gallery of class action attorneys“. I’m mentioned, as is this site, in the last of these articles, and my colleagues James Copland and the Manhattan Institute Center for Legal Policy are mentioned in the articles on class actions and litigation costs. The authors are Cheryl Chumley and Washington Examiner editorial page editor (and blogger) Mark Tapscott.
Four more installments are slated in the series. To quote the newspaper:
* Sept. 21 – Buying political power and friends in high places
* Sept. 28 – How they do it
* Oct. 5 – Hard times in super lawyer land
* Oct. 12 – Securities lawyers’ heads we win/tails you lose deal for corporate America
(cross-posted, with slight alterations, from Point of Law).