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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

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

April 23rd, 2012

Medical Liability Reform Having Great Desired Effects in North Carolina and Ohio

Over the past few years, doctors in both North Carolina and Ohio have seen a dramatic decrease in their insurance premiums, a decline in closed medical malpractice claims, and a significant decrease in total payments for medical liability. As a result, the market for physicians has stabilized and doctors are no longer fleeing the state out of fear of skyrocketing costs of medical liability insurance premiums. This has led to better access to competent doctors for all state citizens. . . . → Read More: Medical Liability Reform Having Great Desired Effects in North Carolina and Ohio

September 23rd, 2011

‘Sue’ York City’s Corporation Counsel Calls for Tort Reform

In a cry for help that will almost certainly be ignored by Albany lawmakers who are wholly owned by the plaintiffs’ bar, New York City corporation counsel Michael Cardozo yesterday called for tort reform . . . → Read More: ‘Sue’ York City’s Corporation Counsel Calls for Tort Reform

June 23rd, 2011

West Virginia Court Upholds Limit on Pain & Suffering Awards in Medical Liability Lawsuits

West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals yesterday reaffirmed the constitutionality of the state’s reasonable limit on inherently subjective awards for pain and suffering in medical liability lawsuits. . . . → Read More: West Virginia Court Upholds Limit on Pain & Suffering Awards in Medical Liability Lawsuits

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