By: Admin On: February 20, 2015 In: Myths, tortreform Comments: 0

WV Gazette, Feb. 19, 2015 The American Tort Reform Association and the American Tort Reform Foundation are creations of Washington, D.C., law and public relations firms. Their web sites list 50 companies it describes as “typical” members. At least 11 are insurance companies. The others are a mix of...

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

Houston Chronicle, Feb. 6, 2015 Civil courthouses are supposed to put people right when they’ve been wronged, but the Harris County civil courthouse is less crowded than it once was. Lawyers refuse to take legitimate cases because the cost of litigation outweighs potential gains. Texas’ tort reform has put...

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By: Admin On: February 01, 2015 In: medmal, Myths Comments: 0

The State Journal, Jan. 29, 2015 “Unreasonable and irrational labels drummed up by out-of-state interests do not help our efforts to engage potential investors and strengthen our economy,” Tomblin told lawmakers, pointing out that medical malpractice laws and workers’ compensation reforms had already done much to change the legal...

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By: Admin On: January 20, 2015 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Sun Herald, Jan. 15, 2015 Plaintiff lawyers say the most vulnerable Mississippians are the most at risk. “Where the tort reform passed has really hurt Mississippians is in those cases of children, the elderly, people on Social Security disability because the caps we’re talking about are for non-economic damages,...

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By: Admin On: January 14, 2015 In: Myths, tortreform Comments: 0

Legal Examiner, Jan. 12, 2015 A recent article published on MedPage Today about Medical Malpractice Reform suggests that tort reform lead to a decrease in the amount of medical malpractice lawsuits but has not decreased the number of incidents involving medical errors. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or...

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By: Admin On: October 22, 2014 In: medmal, Myths, News Comments: 0

Center for American Progress, Oct. 21, 2014 This new video from Legal Progress, the legal policy program at the Center for American Progress, documents the damaging effects of Texas’ 2003 tort reform legislation. The bill essentially requires plaintiffs injured in emergency rooms to prove that doctors and nurses intentionally...

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By: Admin On: September 27, 2014 In: Myths Comments: 0

West Virginia Record, Sept. 25, 2014 “…We need the right to a jury trial for civil suits holding corporations accountable for their actions. If corporations want to be treated as “persons” under the First Amendment for campaign finance purposes, then they should be subject to a jury of our peers...

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By: Admin On: September 25, 2014 In: Myths Comments: 0

Hattiesburg American, Sept. 23, 2014 he parties in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a legislatively imposed cap on how much juries can award in non-economic damages say they have settled the case. Oral arguments had been set for Wednesday in Jackson before the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Supreme...

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By: Admin On: December 14, 2012 In: Funders, Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

PHILADELPHIA’S REMOVAL FROM “JUDICIAL HELLHOLE” LIST: WHO CARES WHAT FRONT GROUP FOR BIG TOBACCO & INSURANCE COMPANIES THINKS? ATRA’s latest again proves lack of process, lack of standards, and lack of facts. Contact: Craig Giangiulio, Executive Director; 215.546.6451 x106 (craig@pajustice.org) loans belfast HARRISBURG: In its annual “Judicial Hellhole” release,...

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By: Admin On: September 19, 2012 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

US Chamber of Commerce’s Report Substitutes Opinion for Fact Group would protect businesses at the expense of individual death and safety. HARRISBURG, PA: The following is a statement from Scott Cooper, the president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ) in response to today’s release of a report by...

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