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October 20th, 2017

Maryland Lawmakers Should Investigate Asbestos Claims, Not Raise Taxes

Prompted by overtures from the politically powerful personal injury law firm of Peter Angelos, Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee last Tuesday conducted a “briefing” for lawmakers on what plaintiffs’ lawyers purport is a “backlog of civil asbestos cases” in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City . . . → Read More: Maryland Lawmakers Should Investigate Asbestos Claims, Not Raise Taxes

July 15th, 2015

NEWPORT NEWS GETS RARE MIDYEAR RANKING AMONG ‘JUDICIAL HELLHOLES’

Tort Reform Group Recommends Constructive Reforms 

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2015 – In making a rare midyear adjustment to its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report, the American Tort Reform Foundation today elevated the Circuit Court for Newport News, Virginia, from the report’s less critical Watch List to the more onerous ranking as a full “ judicial hellhole.”  Newport News joins a handful of other civil court jurisdictions known as the nation’s least fair and balanced.

“Our report, released each December, has documented imbalances in Newport News asbestos litigation in the past,” began ATRF president Tiger Joyce.  “But additional research since we placed Newport News on our Watch List . . . → Read More: NEWPORT NEWS GETS RARE MIDYEAR RANKING AMONG ‘JUDICIAL HELLHOLES’