By: Admin On: March 30, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Southeast Texas Record, March 25, 2015 …District Clerk Jamie Smith credits “tort reform” for the downward trend, believing the legislature’s continued effort to push through more and more reforms may have more consequences than ridding courts of frivolous lawsuits. “When people lose confidence in the courts, we have chaos,”...

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By: Admin On: March 27, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Southeast Texas Legal Journal, March 27, 2015 Dreading a return to when Texas was crowned “courthouse to the world,” a tort reform group is urging Lone Star residents to contact their representatives and ask them to support a bill crafted to thwart lawsuit filings brought by out-of-state plaintiffs. Texans...

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By: Admin On: March 24, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

TampaBay.com, March 24, 2015 The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee adjourned its meeting early on Tuesday, with time to spare, but did not take up a bill intended to shield the tobacco industry from punitive damages in thousands of pending cases from injured Florida smokers. The bill, HB 1067...

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By: Admin On: March 24, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Tampa Bay, March 24, 2015 The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee adjourned its meeting early on Tuesday, with time to spare, but did not take up a bill intended to shield the tobacco industry from punitive damages in thousands of pending cases from injured Florida smokers. The bill, HB...

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By: Admin On: March 20, 2015 In: News, Uncategorized Comments: 0

No proposed constitutional amendments are expected to be referred to voters during this session, legislative leaders said Thursday. During each regular session, the Legislature can refer up to three proposed constitutional amendments to the next general election ballot. The co-chairmen of the Joint Committee on Constitutional Amendments said Thursday...

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By: Admin On: March 16, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Aiken Standard, March 11, 2015 With ethics reform, domestic violence reform and our state’s crumbling infrastructure all needing to be addressed by the legislature, I was surprised by a recent editorial in the Aiken Standard that saw fit to heap praise on a pair of so-called “tort reform” proposals...

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By: Admin On: March 13, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Times Free Press, March 9, 2015 A Hamilton County circuit court judge ruled Monday that Tennessee’s $750,000 cap on certain civil jury awards is unconstitutional, possibly triggering a Tennessee Supreme Court review of Gov. Bill Haslam’s 2011 tort reform initiative… Monday’s ruling is the latest step in the complicated...

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By: Admin On: March 09, 2015 In: medmal, Myths, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, March 6, 2015 For years, the insurance industry has successfully pushed for “tort reform” in more than half the states, based on the promise that restricting victims’ ability to bring medical malpractice suits would improve healthcare and reduce its cost. The facts, however, show that this simply...

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By: Admin On: March 03, 2015 In: medmal, News Comments: 0

Ring of Fire, Feb. 23, 2015 Individuals pursuing medical malpractice suits can face a number of hardships and roadblocks on the path to justice. Finding an attorney that will take their case is probably not one at the front of their mind. However, thanks to caps on medical malpractice...

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By: Admin On: March 02, 2015 In: medmal, Myths, tortreform Comments: 0

NH Med, Feb. 27, 2015 Insurance industry advocates have always targeted tort reform in order to reduce healthcare costs.  They’ve introduced, and in some states, passed legislation capping damages in medical malpractice cases.  Yet, there is no evidence that such reform has actually reduced healthcare costs. Two studies have...

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