On The Merits Of Private Attorney General Suits

Law360 (October 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In their recent guest column, State Attorney General Class Actions Raise Concerns, Brian Anderson and Amber Taylor of O'Melveny & Myers LLP address potential abuses by plaintiff class action lawyers who are granted special attorney general authority by a State Attorney General to bring a civil lawsuit against large corporations who allegedly committed fraud or violated a statute. The authors' opinions reveal three fundamental fallacies, which together call into question the validity of their warning against continued use of private attorney general suits.

First, notably absent...
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