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March 24th, 2014

Five Florida Justices: ‘We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Legislatures’

By striking down a 2003 statutory limit on awards for pain and suffering in lawsuits against health care providers, a five justices of the Florida Supreme Court earlier this month arrogantly and dangersouly disregarded the will of more than 2.5 million Florida voters. . . . → Read More: Five Florida Justices: ‘We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Legislatures’

April 2nd, 2013

Missouri Coalition Backs Bill, Amendment To Undo Bad High Court Decision

The Missouri State Medical Association has launched a new website to boost the efforts of the Missouri Tort Reform Coalition, an alliance of medical groups and tort reform advocates supporting both legislation and a proposed state constitutional amendment to reverse a 2012 Missouri Supreme Court decision that struck down a reasonable statutory limit on awards for noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits . . . → Read More: Missouri Coalition Backs Bill, Amendment To Undo Bad High Court Decision

October 5th, 2012

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Non-Economic Damages Limit

The Kansas Supreme Court today upheld a $250,000 limit on noneconomic damages that has been in place since 1988 . . . → Read More: Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Non-Economic Damages Limit

August 1st, 2012

ATRA Critical of Missouri High Court Decision Striking Down Limits on Noneconomic Damages

Reacting to the Missouri Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision yesterday to strike down a legislated limit of $350,000 for pain and suffering awards in medical liability lawsuits, ATRA today issued a news release, saying the court’s “activist majority has sided with personal injury lawyers over doctors and hospitals” . . . → Read More: ATRA Critical of Missouri High Court Decision Striking Down Limits on Noneconomic Damages

May 2nd, 2012

Good News, Bad News from Mississippi Courts

First the good news. Last week a jury ruled in favor of Union Carbide, the defendant in an asbestos lawsuit that once resulted in a $322 million verdict, the largest asbestos award for a single plaintiff in U.S. history. . . . → Read More: Good News, Bad News from Mississippi Courts

March 29th, 2012

Good News from the Eastern District of Texas: Reasonable Limits on Noneconomic Damages Upheld as Constitutional

A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas has upheld the constitutionality of the Lone Star State’s 2003 limits on noneconomic damages in medical liability cases . . . → Read More: Good News from the Eastern District of Texas: Reasonable Limits on Noneconomic Damages Upheld as Constitutional

April 5th, 2011

Oklahoma Bill Limiting ‘Pain and Suffering’ Awards Heads to Governor’s Desk

In a year when many statehouses are lining up in favor of economic growth and against parasitic personal injury lawyers, Oklahoma lawmakers have sent to the governor a bill comprising reasonable limits on awards for noneconomic damages in civil lawsuits . . . → Read More: Oklahoma Bill Limiting ‘Pain and Suffering’ Awards Heads to Governor’s Desk