By: Admin On: March 31, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal News Line, March 29, 2016 A piece of legislation that would make it harder to file class action lawsuits passed the U.S. House of Representatives, but faces an almost guaranteed veto from the White House. The Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of...

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By: Admin On: March 28, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Slate.com, March 28, 2016 A bill to remove caps in cases of rape and assault found 38 Democratic co-sponsors but not a single Republican….But as more and more victims of sexual assault are taking their cases to the civil justice system, the caps are having unforeseen consequences. “If you...

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By: Admin On: March 24, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

TheHill.com, March 22, 2016 The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday abruptly postponed a markup on a medical tort reform bill after outbursts of criticism from several of the panel’s conservatives. In a rare display of discord on a GOP-led medical malpractice bill, Texas GOP Reps. Ted Poe and Louie...

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By: Admin On: March 22, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

MyHorryNews.com, March 20, 2016 …Amy Armstrong, lead attorney with S.C. Environmental Law Project, which is representing the Coastal Conservation League and S.C. Wildlife Federation, said the bill raises constitutional questions. “We have always remained very concerned at any effort to eliminate public participation in the administrative decision-making process, particularly...

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By: Admin On: March 17, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

The Advocate, March 16, 2016 ….“During his time as a state representative, Mr. Edwards has an 8 percent voting record with our association and the bills that we have supported,” the statement said. “He has voted for higher taxes, he supports the coastal and parish lawsuits filed against dozens...

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By: Admin On: March 15, 2016 In: News Comments: 0

Crains Detroit, March 13, 2016 The pileup of Flint water crisis lawsuits thus far could represent more than $40 million in prospective damages against public officials and the businesses who consulted with or advised them. Engineering and environmental services firms Rowe Professional Services Co. of Flint, Lockwood, Andrews &...

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By: Admin On: March 09, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Associated Press, March 6, 2016 A lawsuit stemming from Flint’s lead-contaminated water was filed Monday on behalf of the city’s residents against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as well as other current and former government officials and corporations. The federal lawsuit — which is seeking class-action status — alleges that...

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By: Admin On: March 07, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Fredericksburg.com, March 4, 2016 Tort reform has been a cornerstone of Republican political campaigns for decades, but whether it remains a ubiquitous issue in GOP platforms is questionable.… But now the frontrunner for the GOP nomination for president may be one of the most litigious candidates in modern history....

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By: Admin On: March 03, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Arkansas Online, Feb. 28, 2016 … Mason has made a living seeking damages in civil suits, while Womack, as a legislator, helped push for the tort-reform law that was later struck down. “I think, obviously, we have to use conjecture because of the absence of transparency [for some of...

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