By: Admin On: December 31, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

St. Louis Post Dispatch, Dec. 30, 2014 The intentionally distorted and deceptively titled “Judicial Hellhole Report” has been repackaged and rolled out once again by the American Tort Reform Association, and promoted by its Illinois mouthpiece Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch, as part of ATRA’s ongoing campaign to stoke prejudice,...

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By: Admin On: December 29, 2014 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, Dec. 23, 2014 The American Tort Reform Association (“ATRA”) maintained its standing as the least reputable, overtly partisan, and highly deceptive special interest group in the U.S. with its release of an annual report of so-called “judicial hellholes.” How does a court make the “hellhole” list? Well,...

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By: Admin On: December 22, 2014 In: tortreform Comments: 0

Associated Press, Dec. 15, 2014 Attorneys for a 13-year-old Ohio girl hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair argued Monday that the state’s cap on liability damages is unconstitutional and should be thrown out by the Indiana Court of Appeals. Jordyn Polet of Cincinnati rejected Indiana’s...

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By: Admin On: December 17, 2014 In: tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Newsline, Dec. 15, 2014 Recent developments in New York City’s asbestos docket have caused it to be declared the No.  1 Judicial Hellhole by a national legal reform group. On Tuesday, the American Tort Reform Association released its annual report of the jurisdictions it feels apply laws in...

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By: Admin On: December 15, 2014 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

WWL-TV Former Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster didn’t just support tort reform, he campaigned on the issue, promising to rein in plaintiff’s attorneys who made big bucks suing big companies for big damages. And he delivered in a big way. Shortly after his inauguration, he called a special session of...

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By: Admin On: December 11, 2014 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

BusinessInsurance.com, Dec. 7, 2014 Tort reform advocates say the results of last month’s state elections will further their cause. While stressing that tort reform isn’t always a partisan issue, they noted that Republicans, who generally favor tort reform more than their Democratic counterparts, made significant gains at the state...

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By: Admin On: December 08, 2014 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

ThePopTort.com, Dec. 4, 2014 Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott had his “spine crushed by a falling oak tree in 1984,” he sued and won millions of dollars in compensation. So far, he has received about $5.8 million “and is entitled to monthly income from the settlement until he dies.”...

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

Times-Union, Dec. 4, 2014 Most of the time an individual will sue an insured party covered by insurance. These large insurance companies have a pool of endless dollars for lawyers and liars and delays. They will have access to resources well beyond any legal firm you can afford. These...

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By: Admin On: December 02, 2014 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

CITYBeat, Dec. 1, 2014 …Tort reform is a political movement by large corporations, insurance companies and pro-business conservatives to restrict the ability of injured people to file a civil lawsuit. It also seeks caps on punitive damages. Shortly after the time that coffee excorticated vast swaths of Stella Liebeck’s...

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By: Admin On: December 01, 2014 In: News Comments: 0

MedPageToday, Nov. 29, 2014 At the dead center of the healthcare reform debate is the tension between saving lives and saving money. The reformers say that American healthcare costs too much and one of the ways to cut costs is to pay providers less. Providers warn that such cuts...

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