By: Admin On: November 28, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, Nov. 14, 2014 One of the largest corporate trade groups has been plotting to limit its responsibility to injured workers and consumers.  The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) has been meeting in San Diego to plot strategies to limit recoveries to the people these companies injure and...

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By: Admin On: November 24, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Washington Post, Nov. 14, 2014 When Rush Limbaugh threatens to take legal action, people notice. The guy who quite often makes the media blogs with his provocative opinions last week sent a legal threat letter to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) through Los Angeles-based lawyer Patricia Glaser. In...

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By: Admin On: November 21, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

Jackson Free Press, Nov. 19, 2014 In Mississippi, those pushing for so-called tort reform argued that businesses could not be profitable unless caps on legal damages were removed; in other words, businesses needed the flexibility to operate with near-impunity. Gov. Phil Bryant, after replacing Haley Barbour—tort reform’s biggest champion—as...

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

Legal Examiner, Nov. 11, 2014 The manufacturing lobbyists who spend millions to convince politicians and the public that tort reform is a good idea would have us all believe that good corporate citizens like Takata do not need to be regulated or subjected to states’ product liability laws.  So...

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By: Admin On: November 13, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

BusinessWeek, Nov. 12 Curious about what corporate interests hope to change in the civil justice system? A good place to find out is the annual state legislative conference of the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA), which is wrapping up today in San Diego. The highlights—or lowlights, I suppose, if...

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By: Admin On: November 11, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

MedCityNews.com, Oct. 30, 2014 The threat of being sued for medical malpractice looms over most physicians – but thus far, tort reform’s been failing on the federal level. A new free online JAMA article outlines the current medical liability climate, and ways that it can be amended. The piece, titled “The...

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By: Admin On: November 10, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

LawyersAndSettlements.com. Oct. 24, 2014 A Milwaukee County circuit judge has ruled that the state’s onerous tort reform statute does not apply in the case of a $25.3 million recovery for a woman who lost her arms and legs due to medical malpractice. Ascaris Mayo of Milwaukee was admitted to...

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By: Admin On: November 06, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

KGOU.COM, Nov. 1, 2014 The medical association that represents Oklahoma physicians is calling for the ouster of all three members of the Oklahoma Supreme Court who are on this year’s general election ballot for a retention vote. OSMA President Dr. Todd Brockman said in a statement the decision to urge...

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By: Admin On: November 04, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

ThePopTort, Oct. 30, 2014 The more campaign contributions from business interests the justices receive, the more likely they are to vote for business litigants when they appear before them in court.  Notably, the analysis reveals that a justice who receives half of his or her contributions from business groups...

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

LawyersAndSettlements.com, Oct. 31, 2014 The cost of medical malpractice liability – which consists of malpractice insurance premiums, settlements, awards and administrative costs – totals only two percent of total health care costs, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Additional caps on non-economic recovery reduce national healthcare spending by a...

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