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 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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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 20, 2016 In: medmal, tortreform Comments: 0

St. Louis Public Radio, April 20, 2016 The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that allows caps on some damages in wrongful death lawsuits. Shannon Dodson died five years ago at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis County after an artery was punctured during a heart...

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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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