By: Admin On: April 29, 2015 In: News Comments: 0

Washington Times, August 28, 2015 Just because a measure holds itself up as “tort reform” should not mean it escapes the scrutiny of free-market Republicans. It should instead call for a skeptical second look, and then more throughout its progress. Guaranteed: Such close-eyed analyses of this bill will encourage...

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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 25, 2015 Our Legislature has chosen to statutorily repeal the common law since the signing of the Magna Carta, over 700 years ago, and replace our medical malpractice laws with new onerous caps that will affect the safety of health care for all Missourians. Studies...

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By: Admin On: April 24, 2015 In: News Comments: 0

Social Science Research Network, April 23, 2015 Proponents of tort reform have suggested it is a necessary response to rising personal injury litigation and skyrocketing insurance premiums. Yet the research into the issue has mixed results, and the necessity of tort reform has remained unproven. We decided to research...

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By: Admin On: April 22, 2015 In: News Comments: 0

Ozarks First, April 22, 2015 The Missouri legislature has sent Governor Jay Nixon a bill to limit awards for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases. It would cap awards that aren’t compensation for lost wages, medical costs or other quantifiable economic losses at $400,000. In cases defined by...

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By: Admin On: April 16, 2015 In: Myths, News Comments: 0

Valley Public Radio, April 14, 2015 In California, non-economic damages for medical malpractice have been capped. Texas requires that the loser pay the winner’s court costs.  And the ability to file class actions has been limited through the federal Class Action Fairness Act. Those existing reforms have negotiated a...

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

Patriot Post, April 13, 2015 …Some conservatives say they are supporting this bill because it’s a form of tort reform. This is not tort reform. In the area of intellectual property, the only recourse small inventors have to protect their ideas from being stolen are the courts. Constitutional conservatives...

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By: Admin On: April 06, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

National Law Review, April 4, 2015 During its recent 2015 session, the West Virginia Legislature passed significant tort reform measures impacting Long Term Care (LTC) providers. These measures largely involve changes to the West Virginia Medical Professional Liability Act (MPLA), the law governing suits against health care providers in...

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By: Admin On: April 03, 2015 In: tortreform Comments: 0

Ring of Fire, April 1, 2015 Republicans have been pushing the idea of tort reform – financial caps on lawsuits – for several decades, and some states have put these restrictive laws in place. But the data is telling us that the tort reformers’ promises of lower medical costs...

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