Animal Rights Groups Pay $15.75M to Settle Circus Litigation

, The National Law Journal

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Animal rights groups that unsuccessfully sued the producer of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will pay $15.75 million to settle the case and a separate racketeering lawsuit brought by the producer.

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  • Darren McKinney

    The lying animal rights activists and their lawyers are but the latest culprits on a growing list of those who have been made to pay for promulgating fraudulent lawsuits. Corporate victims of such lawsuits are beginning to turn the tables on these liars with RICO suits of their own. (In addition to Feld, see CSX, Chevron, Garlock, et al.) And since bar associations, state attorneys general, the Department of Justice and Congress have shown little interest in cracking down on rampant litigation fraud, expect more corporate citizens to defend themselves with the sword of RICO -- a statute designed to fight organized crime.

    -Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

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