Government Retention of Personal Injury Lawyers: SB 2047 (1999); N.D. Cent. Code, § 54-12-08.1.

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Provides that an emergency commission must approve the attorney general’s


Provides that an emergency commission must approve the attorney general’s appointment of a special assistant attorney general in a civil case in which the amount in controversy exceeds $150,000.  Prohibits a state governmental agency from contracting legal services by contingent fee unless the entity receives an appointment from the attorney general for a special assistant attorney general.

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SCOTUS Should Affirm Federal Law Supremacy With FDA Authority Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rein in state court rulings that impose liability on pharmaceutical companies that go beyond, and even contradict, the federal regulatory process of the FDA, according to Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association. He explains why it is imperative the high court review a case involving Janssen Pharmaceuticals.