By: Admin On: September 27, 2014 In: Myths Comments: 0

West Virginia Record, Sept. 25, 2014 “…We need the right to a jury trial for civil suits holding corporations accountable for their actions. If corporations want to be treated as “persons” under the First Amendment for campaign finance purposes, then they should be subject to a jury of our peers...

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By: Admin On: September 25, 2014 In: Myths Comments: 0

Hattiesburg American, Sept. 23, 2014 he parties in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a legislatively imposed cap on how much juries can award in non-economic damages say they have settled the case. Oral arguments had been set for Wednesday in Jackson before the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Supreme...

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By: Admin On: September 22, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Los Angeles Times, Sept. 20, 2014 “Tort reform,” which is usually billed as the answer to “frivolous malpractice lawsuits,” has been a central plank in the Republican program for healthcare reform for decades. The notion has lived on despite copious evidence that that the so-called defensive medicine practiced by...

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By: Admin On: September 18, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Washington Business Journal, Sept. 15, 2014 …An Institute of Medicine report estimates unnecessary health spending totaled $750 billion in 2009. The answer, many suggest, is malpractice tort reform. But look at states such as Texas, says Dr. Steven Farmer, associate director for the Office of Clinical Practice and Innovation...

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By: Admin On: September 15, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

LegalExaminer.com, Sept. 15, 2014 I addressed the unforeseen consequences of Loser Pays rules, which could include limiting the ability of social conservative groups and small businesses. And forced arbitration clauses are buried in our agreements with our bank, cell phone company, or car dealer, and drafted by the company...

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By: Admin On: September 09, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Hattiesburg American, Sept. 8, 2014 The Mississippi Supreme Court is being asked to overturn a state judge’s ruling that a legislatively imposed cap on how much juries can award in non-economic damages is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Charles Webster in Coahoma County issued the ruling in 2012 in a wrongful...

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By: Admin On: September 08, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Salon, August, 11, 2014 John Boehner is not a fan of “frivolous” lawsuits. The Republican party — as a whole — is seriously concerned with unnecessary litigation. It’s the reason they’re obsessed with tort reform. It’s the reason the House Speaker said he wouldn’t let the Employment Non-Discrimination Act come...

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By: Admin On: September 03, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Washington Examiner, Sept. 2, 2014 As the deadline for unsealing the estimation record of the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy proceeding draws nearer, talks of asbestos trust transparency are on the rise. But three asbestos plaintiffs’ attorneys argue that many arguments in support of transparency aren’t quite what they seem,...

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By: Admin On: September 02, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Connecticut Law Tribune, August 19, 2014 Longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, who grew up in the Litchfield County town, raised $2 million to jumpstart the project. Nader, 79, has worked on bringing the museum to town since 1996. The museum is intended to appeal to...

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