By: Admin On: April 21, 2017 In: MassTort, News Comments: 0

Houston Chronicle April 20, 2017 Texas Senate committee on Thursday approved a controversial bill that critics say will benefit insurance companies by restricting business and consumer access to the courts to resolve disputes over hail and other storm claims. By a 7-1 vote without any discussion, the Senate Business...

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By: Admin On: March 22, 2017 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Washington Times March 2, 2017 On February 28th, President Donald Trump gave an amazing speech to the American people, during a joint session of Congress. While everyone gives the speech the good marks it deserves, there was one disturbing part of the speech. President Trump called for tort reform,...

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By: Admin On: February 10, 2017 In: News, tortreform, Uncategorized Comments: 0

The Missouri Times Feb. 7, 2017 The passage and signing of right-to-work into law overshadowed almost everything else occurring in the Capitol. However, House Republicans also passed two important tort reform measures last week previously stymied in other years by Gov. Jay Nixon. Rep. Joe Don McGaugh’s collateral source...

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By: Admin On: February 10, 2017 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Internal Medicine News December 13, 2016 Look for three things from the Trump administration: significant changes to the Affordable Care Act, few changes to MACRA’s Quality Payment Program, and a conservative swing in the courts. Republicans have had their sights on the Affordable Care Act since its passage in...

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

Modern Healthcare, July 21, 2016 An arbitrator will divide up an $8 million settlement sum from three hospitals and an oncology clinic later this year for the 43 patients-turned-victims suing Michigan oncologist Farid Fata. Fata is serving 45 years in prison on fraud and money laundering charges. Fata, 51,...

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By: Admin On: July 12, 2016 In: medmal, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Diagnostic Imaging, July 8, 2016 Depending on specialty and geographic area, malpractice insurance can add significant costs to running a medical practice. According to the Physicians Practice 2015 Physician Compensation Survey, the mean annual expense for malpractice coverage in a nonsurgical or obstetric specialty, was $9,697. For an obstetric...

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

Common Dreams, July 2, 2016 … The rest of the Ryan/Republican plan to replace Obamacare is simply the same ideas conservatives have been half-heartedly kicking around since health care reform passed. “Tort reform” masquerades here as “medical liability reform,” but it still limits the amount of money injured people...

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By: Admin On: June 29, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, June 29, 2016 … Yesterday, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed two attempts to violate, injure, and infringe upon Missourian’s right to jury trial. SB 847 would give a negligent defendant a discount on paying damages based on insurance or benefits purchased or obtained by the injured victim.  This bill would...

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

ThePopTort, June 20, 2016 There was a time – in the not too distant past, I should say – that support for “anti-SLAPP” proposals was a given for any self-respecting progressive organization. SLAPP suits, or “strategic lawsuits against public participation,” are meritless suits typically brought by companies for the...

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By: Admin On: June 16, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Esquire, June 2016 Supreme Court justices in Illinois are elected from districts, not statewide. Special interests zeroed in on the Fifth District, in the mostly rural southern part of the state, because it was home to Madison County, considered a mecca for class actions and large jury verdicts. The...

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