The Manhattan Institute’s Center for Legal Policy has published the 16th edition of its “Trial Lawyers, Inc.” series, focusing on the purported alliance between state attorneys general (AGs) and the plaintiffs’ bar. According to the report, while most understand that trial lawyers have a “powerful political” influence on legislators and elected judges, “[f]ew realize, however, just how in bed the litigation industry is with the very officials we entrust to enforce the law itself—the attorneys general of the various states.” The authors contend that state AGs “make possible the payment of windfall fees to their allies in the plaintiffs’ bar, whose lawyers in turn gratefully fill the officials’ campaign coffers with a share of their easily obtained cash.” The report explores this relationship and calls for (i) sunshine laws that would expose the terms of the contingency-fee contracts AGs enter into with plaintiffs’ counsel to bring consumer fraud and nuisance actions against business interests, and (ii) other tort reforms “to rein in those who are supposed to be no more than the law’s enforcers.”