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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By: Admin On: April 25, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

NJ.com, April 25, 2016 But this notwithstanding, the trend today is to limit someone’s right to take something into court. It comes in the fine print — the terms and conditions or the terms of service. If you read that far, you might get something like “I do hereby...

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

Boston Globe, April 17, 2016 …But lawyers for the gun manufacturer countered that their clients are shielded by a 2005 law affording sweeping protection for gun manufacturers and dealers. The law, called the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms act, is an ill-considered attempt at tort reform enacted by...

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By: Admin On: April 13, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

The Pop Tort, April 12, 2016 …“Caps on damages,” and especially the often-discussed “$250,000 cap on non-economic damages” is, as Kevin Drum put it in Mother Jones, “the worst possible kind” of tort reform. That’s because a cap like that “affects only the biggest, most serious cases.” Moreover, when...

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

Huffington Post, April 8, 2016 I founded the first consumer organization in the nation with an exclusive mission to halt and reverse the momentum for so-called “tort reform”- laws that limit everyday people’s access to the civil courts. That same year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce created its Institute...

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By: Admin On: April 04, 2016 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

LawFirmNewsWire.com, April 1, 2016 …“It is very important for our elected representatives to hear from victims of negligence,” said Paul Greenberg, a prominent Chicago wrongful death attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “Tort reform proponents make the outrageous claim that a successful personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is...

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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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