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

Times Free Press, Nov. 25, 2015 Fearful that Tennessee courts could eventually strike down a 2011 law capping jury awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors plan to press legislators to protect the statute through amending the state’s constitution. The Tennessee Medical Association wants lawmakers to put before voters new...

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By: Admin On: November 23, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Reader, Nov. 23, 2015 A doctor is required to inform his patient of all known side affects of any medication or product he recommends to his patient. It is a clear violation to cut a patient open and insert a product that the patient is not aware of. Some patients...

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By: Admin On: November 17, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Huffington Post, Nov. 10, 2015 Thirty years ago, a number of insurance companies got together in a room and agreed to create an insurance liability crisis in the United States. They would start raising rates, restricting coverage and canceling policies, largely for the purpose of coaxing state lawmakers into...

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By: Admin On: November 12, 2015 In: News Comments: 0

Shreveport Times, Nov. 12, 2015 The battle for tort reform in Louisiana is quietly playing out in state Senate District 36 where pro-business and lawsuit fairness groups have financially back Rep. Henry Burns against Bossier City attorney Ryan Gatti. Burns has received thousands of dollars in contributions from political action...

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By: Admin On: November 09, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

New York Times, Oct. 31, 2015 By inserting individual arbitration clauses into a soaring number of consumer and employment contracts, companies like American Express devised a way to circumvent the courts and bar people from joining together in class-action lawsuits, realistically the only tool citizens have to fight illegal...

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

Waco Tribune, Nov. 6, 2015 …The New York Times has been exploring this question over the past couple of days with its “Beware the Fine Print” series, which describes how arbitration has replaced the class-action lawsuit as the only real recourse consumers and employees have for many grievances against...

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By: Admin On: November 04, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

International Business Times, Nov. 2, 2015 TOTE Maritime, the owner of American sunken cargo ship El Faro, filed a lawsuit asking the court to exonerate or limit liability if the families of crew member file for damages, CNN reported Monday. El Faro disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle on Oct.1...

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By: Admin On: November 01, 2015 In: News Comments: 0

Houston Chronicle, Oct. 31, 2015 …In 2003, as part of a sweeping tort reform package, lawmakers tweaked the definition of medical liability claims to include breaches in “standard of care” and safety. With some dissent, courts construed that definition to include sexual assault in the health care setting. Texas’...

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