One More Time

Will the “Securities Litigation Attorney Accountability and Transparency Act” finally gain some traction? It’s doubtful. Initially introduced in 2006 after the Milberg Weiss indictment, the legislation would permit fee shifting for successful defendants at the discretion of the court, require the disclosure of conflicts of interest between a plaintiff and his attorney, and allow courts to approve lead counsel through a competitive bidding process. SecuritiesLaw360 reports (subscrip. req’d) that the bill was reintroduced last week with support from House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio).

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