By: Admin On: May 27, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Texas Lawyer, May 23, 2016 In a decision that’s a huge favor for Wal-Mart, the Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that state’s tort reform laws that limit plaintiffs’ noneconomic damages also apply to civil penalties—including $3.9 million in penalties a federal jury leveled against the nation’s largest retailer. The...

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By: Admin On: May 23, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Journal Inquirer, May 21, 2016 The American Museum of Tort Law is open for business, and not since Beatlemania has this country seen such crowds of screaming young people. OK, maybe not. But the museum, a longtime dream of serial presidential candidate Ralph Nader that opened last year, is...

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By: Admin On: May 20, 2016 In: Myths, News Comments: 0

JD Supra, May 19, 2016 As I’ve written before, “tort reform” is based on false “facts.”  The number of injury lawsuits is low (medical malpractice cases are just 3 percent of all tort cases filed), and the payouts don’t amount to much, relatively speaking. Nader notes that studies by respected,...

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By: Admin On: May 18, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

The Recorder, May 16, 2016 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a ruling that was hotly anticipated by the class action bar but in the end may barely move the needle on what it takes to establish harm in cases that trigger statutory damages. Ruling 6-2 in Spokeo...

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By: Admin On: May 11, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Huffington Post, May 11, 2016 Despite his own political forays, Ralph Nader is different. He embodies the elusive ideal of attorney as “advocate.” He fights for tort law precisely because it shifts power from elites to juries, our most democratic institution. Just glancing at his Harper’s piece, you can...

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

Denver Business Journal, May 5, 2016 … House leaders had said for several months that the bills were being developed to be a part of a package to run with tort-reform efforts to try to reduce the number of class-action lawsuits filed over purported construction defects in condos —...

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By: Admin On: May 05, 2016 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Washington Post, May 4, 2016 Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts  have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient safety researchers provides some context. Their analysis, published in...

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

Christian Science Monitor, May 2, 2016 A $5 million lawsuit against Starbucks filed in Chicago this week claims that a Venti cold drink (which includes iced coffee and other beverages) is advertised as having 24 fluid ounces, but actually includes only 14 ounces of the actual liquid, with the rest being...

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