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January 30th, 2014

Louisiana’s ‘Buddy System’ Suffers a Loss: State High Court Overturns $331M Judgment

Louisiana’s Supreme Court this week landed a solid blow against the state’s notorious “Buddy System,” wherein state Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell hires his friends among the personal injury bar to sue deep-pocket corporate defendants on behalf of the state so they can collect big fees and, in turn, generously contribute to his next political campaign. . . . → Read More: Louisiana’s ‘Buddy System’ Suffers a Loss: State High Court Overturns $331M Judgment

March 13th, 2013

Arizona High Court Upholds Law Designed to Limit Meritless Medical Liability Lawsuits

Arizona’s Supreme Court yesterday unanimoulsy upheld state law that reasonably requires medical liability plaintiffs to adduce expert testimony in support of their claims from physicians practicing within the same medical specialty as defendant physicians . . . → Read More: Arizona High Court Upholds Law Designed to Limit Meritless Medical Liability Lawsuits

June 20th, 2011

California Class Actions May Be Hazardous to Workers’ Health

Reacting to an Associated Press story that circulated over the weekend, the American Tort Reform Association is pointing to health research reported by NPR last week that suggests “California’s latest wave of shameless class actions might enrich lawyers while actaully endangering the health of retail employees” . . . → Read More: California Class Actions May Be Hazardous to Workers’ Health