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Friday, February 18, 2005  

A blow for Freedom

Bush signed into law a bill restricting class action lawsuits so that judge shopping among states to get an easy ruling or trial will be harder.

The bill also would limit lawyers' fees in settlements where plaintiffs get discounts on products instead of financial settlements. The measure links the fees to the coupon's redemption rate or the actual hours spent working on a case.

House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said that moving those cases to federal court will ensure that state judges will no longer "routinely approve settlements in which the lawyers receive large fees and the class members receive virtually nothing."

posted by Mark Butterworth | 10:04 AM |