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Trial Lawyers Inc.

   A Report on the Lawsuit Industry in America, 2003


Trial Lawyers Inc.
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Attorney’s Fees

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Facing virtually no barriers to entry, Trial Lawyers, Inc. continues to leverage its effective business model (see graphic) to expand rapidly into new markets. Increasingly, it is difficult to find an area of commerce, or indeed an area of life, beyond the lawsuit industry’s reach. Exemplifying the breadth of markets under siege by Trial Lawyers, Inc. is the list of “litigation groups” published on the American Trial Lawyers Association’s own website, shown below.[206]



  • Access-Disability Discrimination
  • AIDS
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Inc. (AIEG)
  • Automatic Doors
  • Avandia
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Baycol
  • Benzene/Leukemia
  • Birth Defects
  • Birth Trauma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Casino Gaming
  • CCA Pressure-Treated Wood
  • Child Sex Abuse
  • Clinical Trials
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (“RSD”)
  • Construction Defects-Property
  • Damages (Residential and Commercial Properties)
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
    Subgroup: Nailguns
  • Cox-2 Inhibitors (Arthritis Drugs, primarily Celebrex and Vioxx)
  • Crane and Aerial Lift Injury
  • Daubert
  • Diet Products: Fen-Phen
  • Electrical Accidents
  • Ephedra
  • ERISA/Employee Benefits
  • Firearms and Ammunition
  • Firefighters & EMS Hearing Loss
  • Funeral Services
  • Gas Cans
  • Gas Fire & Explosions
  • Health Care & Disability
  • Healthcare Management
  • Organization
  • Herbicides & Pesticides
  • (Incl. Dioxin & PCBs)
  • Herbicides & Pesticides:
  • Subgroup: Allercare
  • Inadequate Security
  • Inadequate Security Subgroup: Walmart Task Force
  • Interstate Trucking
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laser Eye Surgery Malpractice
  • Latex Allergy
  • Lead Paint
  • Liquor Liability
  • Lotronex
  • Low Impact Collision
  • Mandatory Arbitration
  • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group
  • Meridia
  • Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)
  • Mining & Oil Field Products and Accidents
  • Nursing Homes
  • Orthopedic Implant Devices (Non-Sulzer)
  • OxyContin
  • Paxil
  • Pharmacy Liability
  • Phenylpropanolamine (PPA)
  • Propulsid
  • Qui Tam
  • Railroad/Highway Crossing & Derailment
  • Rezulin
  • Stadol
  • Steroids
  • Sudden Acceleration/
  • Transmissions
  • Sulzer
  • Tap Water Burns
  • Tire
  • Tobacco Products
  • Toxic Mold
  • Toys and Recreational Equipment
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Truck Underride
  • Vaccines
  • Workplace Injury


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206. See http://www.atla.org/Networking/Tier3/LitigationGroups.aspx.






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