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John Bair

What is “Fair” Litigation Funding?

It’s no secret that the words “champerty” and “usury” are frequently used in legal ethics opinions regarding the non-recourse lending industry. The New York Attorney General and others have probed this section of the litigation finance industry time and again, […]

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The Sedona Conference’s Rule 34 Primer is an Excellent Resource for Legal Professionals

Litigators and legal professionals who participate in the discovery process will benefit from reading the recently published Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34 Primer* from The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 (WG1). The 2015 changes to the Federal Rules of […]

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The Bairs Foundation Launches the “What is Just Campaign”

“As a trial lawyer I look for companies that have the best combination of ethics and excellence. The Bairs Foundation has both and truly protects my clients who are in the most vulnerable situations.” – Facebook Reviewer In our 2018 Bairs […]

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Check Out Our Bairs Foundation Flipbook!

My wife and I established the Bairs Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps people suffering as a result of a catastrophic accident. One of our clients is pursuing a products liability case against a corporation that provided homeopathic teething tablets […]

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A QSF Might Be the Planning Tool You Never Knew You Needed

Litigation continues to grow increasingly complex, especially catastrophic litigation and cases involving multiple plaintiffs. That’s why the legal profession is committed to removing obstacles to settlement and the challenges to collecting a settlement. One straightforward settlement planning tool is the […]

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Weinstein Tax On Sexual Harassment Settlements: Bad for Plaintiffs?

As the #MeToo movement gained momentum over the past few months, we have seen accusations of sexual harassment by more and more celebrities. This week, Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, the former doctor for the American gymnastics team, was sentenced to […]

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How to Empower the Next Generation of Attorneys

Young lawyers are at a disadvantage today. In the field of law, fewer cases are going to trial, which is increasingly depriving newcomer attorneys of critical “stand-up” courtroom experience. Many judges are stepping in and changing their standing orders and […]

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Attorney Fee Deferrals: Are You Missing Out on this Smart Planning Option?

The start of a new year is a great time for everyone to commit to smarter financial planning moving forward. But if you’re a trial lawyer, you have a distinct advantage over business execs and doctors in terms of managing […]

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Microsoft Leads the Way in Eliminating Forced Arbitration

The movement to achieve equality in the workplace is gaining traction. In recent months, we have seen a spike in actions taken to promote fairness and squash unacceptable behavior across many industries. Now, Microsoft is making a big change to […]

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Andrus Anderson Wins $1.95M Settlement in Wage Lawsuit

At Milestone, we always applaud instances where David stands up to Goliath and wins. Congratulations are in order for Jennie Lee Anderson and Lori Andrus of Andrus Anderson on a major win in a worker misclassification lawsuit filed against Moet […]