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March 4th, 2016

Lawsuit Connecting Plaintiffs’ Law Firm and Miss. AG’s Office in Kickback Scheme Ordered Unsealed

A lawsuit by a former partner alleging that a prominent Mississippi plaintiffs’ firm engaged in a kickback scheme to secure work through state Attorney General Jim Hood’s office has been ordered unsealed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. . . . → Read More: Lawsuit Connecting Plaintiffs’ Law Firm and Miss. AG’s Office in Kickback Scheme Ordered Unsealed

July 21st, 2014

Florida Jury Delivers Plainly Unconstitutional Punitive Damages Award in Cigarette Case

With emotional incitement of juries, the personal injury bar continues to draw furiously on the dwindling butt of tobacco litigation in Florida, where a preposterous and plainly unconstitutional punitive damages award of $23.6 billion — that’s billion with a “b” –was rendered July 18 . . . → Read More: Florida Jury Delivers Plainly Unconstitutional Punitive Damages Award in Cigarette Case

December 21st, 2012

Asbestos Racketeers Suffer Huge Loss, Plaintiffs’ Bar PR Campaign Devastated

With the personal injury bar gearing up a multimillion-dollar public relations and lobbying campaign in 2013 aimed at winning back some of the ground lost to ATRA and other tort reform groups in recent years, a federal jury in West Virginia took just two-and-a-half hours yesterday to return civil verdicts on all counts against two personal injury lawyers and a discredited former physician for conspiring to file fraudulent asbestos claims . . . → Read More: Asbestos Racketeers Suffer Huge Loss, Plaintiffs’ Bar PR Campaign Devastated

July 29th, 2011

Reasonable Limit on ‘Pain & Suffering’ Awards Working in Mississippi

A new study shows that meritless medical malpractice litigation in Mississippi has been reined in considerably by 2003 tort reforms, including the limiting of pain and suffering awards. . . . → Read More: Reasonable Limit on ‘Pain & Suffering’ Awards Working in Mississippi

April 27th, 2011

Litigation Doesn’t Improve Nursing Home Care, And Barney Frank Is Ready to Support Tort Reform

A new study reported by the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that nursing homes providing excellent care are nearly as likely to be sued as those providing lesser care, putting the lie to personal injury lawyers’ long-time claim that their lawsuits work to improve care, not just their personal fortunes . . . → Read More: Litigation Doesn’t Improve Nursing Home Care, And Barney Frank Is Ready to Support Tort Reform