By: Admin On: April 27, 2012 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Newsline April 27, 2012 While Mississippi’s cap on non-economic damages is still seeking the approval tort reformers were looking for, a state judge has ruled the cap is unconstitutional. He found that a 2004 law that limits awards on non-economic damages like pain and suffering to $1 million...

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By: Admin On: April 27, 2012 In: tortreform, WorkersComp Comments: 0

Sand Mountain Reporter April 27, 2012 Alabama has passed a new tort reform law that will limit civil liabilities for contractors working for the state, county or local government. A “preponderance of evidence” concluding that “physical injury, property damage or death is caused by the contractor’s performance or inability...

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By: Admin On: April 26, 2012 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Dallas-Fort Worth FOX April 26, 2012 During his run for the White House, Governor Rick Perry pushed states to do as Texas did back in 2003 and cap medical malpractice lawsuits. The idea was, by eliminating frivolous lawsuits and capping the amount a jury can award, those benefits would...

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By: Admin On: April 24, 2012 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Star-Ledger April 24, 2012 Preventing access to the civil courts for everyday Americans is a pervasive theme that runs through ALEC’s agenda and has found its way into New Jersey. ALEC has an entire task force devoted to preventing injured people from going to court. Unfortunately, this ALEC legislation...

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By: Admin On: April 23, 2012 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Arizona Capitol Times April 23, 2012 Big business and consumer-rights advocates are squaring off over a bill that would significantly limit the ability of people to sue a manufacturer whose products might pose risks to the public. The legislation would shield manufacturers from punitive damage claims – the most...

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By: Admin On: April 23, 2012 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Think Progress April 23, 2012 A day after a front-page New York Times investigation highlighted the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as a “conservative nonprofit” that “acts as a stealth business lobbyist,” a good-government group announced it has filed an IRS complaint against the corporate front group. Common Cause...

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By: Admin On: April 21, 2012 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

New York Times www.onlinemusicmixing.co.uk/archive-091012/atomica/ April 21, 2012 Most of the attention has focused on ALEC’s role in creating model bills, drafted by lobbyists and lawmakers, that broadly advance a pro-business, socially conservative agenda. But a review of internal ALEC documents shows that this is only one facet of a...

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By: Admin On: April 20, 2012 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

The Economist April 21, 2012 The Chamber works hard to get business-friendly state judges and attorneys-general elected. An obscure but increasingly influential piece of its empire, the Institute for Legal Reform, plays an important role here. Mr. Donohue established it to counter the growth of “frivolous” corporate liability lawsuits....

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By: Admin On: April 15, 2012 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Concord Monitor April 15, 2012 “We are sorry for your loss, but if you sign right now, I can you this $200,000 check.” It is standard practice for airline insurers after a fatal plane crash to visit the home of each person a week later and offer checks for...

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By: Admin On: April 15, 2012 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Nashua Telegraph April 15, 2012 “Early offer to settle,” as contained in Senate Bill 406 now before the New Hampshire House of Representatives, is a perfect sound-bite manufactured by medical malpractice insurance carriers to convince the Legislature that there is a better way to resolve medical malpractice claims. “Bait...

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