Private lawyers with ties to D.C. AG’s office could get up to $55 million to sue Amazon

Hausfeld LLP has scored a contingency fee contract so potentially lucrative that it includes a stipulation that the firm can’t take more than $55 million in fees. District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine has chosen the firm to file an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon for allegedly keeping third-party sellers on the site from offering their products elsewhere for lower prices, ensuring that they’d be sold on Amazon and the company could keep a percentage. More from Legal Newsline.

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Lawyer fights lender who advanced cash against NFL concussion fees

A lawyer who represented hundreds of players in a $1 billion concussion settlement with the National Football League is fighting an arbitrator’s order to repay some $2.3 million in high-interest loans from a litigation funder. In his filing with U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh in Philadelphia, lawyer Craig Mitnick accuses Balanced Bridge and its lawyers at Fox Rothschild of taking advantage of him and violating “the cannons (sic) of ethics.”

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Woodsford backs collective claim against Govia Thameslink Railway

Woodsford is backing a collective claim against Govia Thameslink Railway that was filed on Wednesday 24th November with London’s specialist competition court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The claim is estimated to be worth up to £77 million. The claim was filed by Mr Justin Gutmann, a consumer rail campaigner. He is represented by law firms Hausfeld and Charles Lyndon and barristers from Monckton Chambers.

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Augusta backs claim against UK price comparison website

Augusta Ventures is backing a representative action against price comparison website ComparetheMarket.com in the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal. The claim is brought on behalf of over 20 million UK consumers who are alleged to have been overcharged for their home insurance.

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