A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of December 3-9.


Drive-by Lawsuits

60 Minutes

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that every private business in the U.S. make their space accessible to disabled people. Some lawyers are filing thousands of lawsuits against businesses that often have no idea they’ve done anything wrong. Anderson Cooper reports.




Lawsuits Allege ‘Objector Blackmail’ in Class Action Litigation

Jacob Gershman | Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog

A pair of legal complaints filed this week allege that “objector blackmail” is corrupting class-action litigation. The complaints, connected to unrelated cases, are asking courts to clamp down on serial class-action objectors whom they accuse of squeezing money from plaintiffs’ lawyers by threatening to hold up settlement payouts.

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