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ABA Passes Access to Justice Measure After Opposition Fades

The American Bar Association passed a resolution encouraging state bars to explore innovative approaches to access to justice by voice vote on Monday, after several days of behind-the-scenes negotiations during which its passage seemed unclear.

Fox Rothschild, Ousted Lawyer Look to Nix Sexual Harassment Suit

Fox Rothschild LLP told a New York federal court a former administrative assistant’s sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit should be dismissed. Or at least most of her claims should be and the remainder transferred to federal court in New Jersey, where she worked, according to court filings.

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Making Millions Off Others’ Lawsuits: How Litigation Finance Works

For centuries it was considered taboo for a third-party to have a financial stake in a lawsuit. Today, thanks to an industry re-examining the relevance of legal doctrines from feudal times, a new crop of firms have sprouted to invest in lawsuits for profit. The concept, known as litigation finance, has quickly spawned a multi-billion dollar industry that is getting the attention of the country’s largest law firms.

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