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    Federal Appeals Court Chafes at Diaper Rash Class Action

    Class-action lawsuits can be a useful tool for consumers. They can also be abused by unscrupulous lawyers acting in concert with companies they are supposedly suing. Last Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found that a lower court abused its discretion in certifying a class … More

    Eric Holder Messes with Texas

    Obama’s Justice Department is fighting a recent Supreme Court decision—and picking a fight with Texas. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will ask a federal court to subject Texas to a pre-clearance requirement—something the Supreme Court just struck down—for all of its proposed changes to voting … More

    Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to State Court Bias

    In a unanimous opinion yesterday by Justice Stephen Breyer in Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles, the Supreme Court concluded that plaintiffs’ attorneys can’t evade federal law on class action lawsuits through a self-serving stipulation designed to keep a case in state court and out of the federal system. Like … More

    Transparency in Government: Finding Out How Much the Government’s Mistakes Are Costing Us

    One of the little known costs that taxpayers unwittingly pay is the Judgment Fund administered by the Treasury Department. This fund is used to pay “judicially and administratively ordered monetary awards against the United States” when it loses lawsuits, as well as settlements by the government of threatened or actual … More

    Don't Open the Door to Law of the Sea Litigation

    Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute warns of the dangers of litigation if the United States joins the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, more commonly known as the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). Some of the litigation “greatest hits” highlighted by Bandow include: The recent intrusion … More

    Court Refuses to Block Virginia's Obamacare Challenge

    A United States District Court has just announced that Virginia’s lawsuit, led by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, may proceed. This lawsuit, file shortly after Obamacare’s passage, represents the state’s direct challenge of the new law. This lawsuit is separate from a larger effort of several states, led by Florida. Earlier … More

    Obamacare Hits Small Businesses Tomorrow With Arrival of Tanning Tax

    Thanks to a new tax that takes effect tomorrow, some small-business owners will get a first-hand look at Obamacare’s impact. “The first present we get under this new health care law takes effect this week — and that is the tanning tax,” lawyer and small-business advocate Karen Harned said yesterday … More

    The Nanny State vs. McDonald's (and Shrek Happy Meal Toys)

    First, McDonald’s was sued because its coffee was just too darned hot; now they’re being sued because their Happy Meal toys are just too darned good at marketing food to kids. The Washington, DC, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has served McDonald’s a letter of intent to … More

    Small Businesses v. Obamacare

    The National Federation of Independent Business, representing the interests of small businesses across America, today joined more 20 states on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare. The move is the latest blow to President Obama’s post-passage public relations effort. NFIB’s involvement was prompted by the individual and employer mandates, … More