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  • Posts Tagged ‘tort reform’

  • Study finds social media users are being stripped of legal rights Wednesday, April 23, 2014 � by jg

    Users of social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Match.com are often — and often unknowingly — agreeing to give up their basic legal rights, according to two Boston professors who have studied the issue.

  • Even without malpractice caps, New York has added more doctors per capita than Texas Wednesday, January 15, 2014 � by jg

    There’s no evidence that “tort reform” created an increase in the number of doctors in Texas, especially since the increase there has lagged behind the rest of the country.

  • Biggest California verdicts continue to go to corporate plaintiffs Wednesday, February 13, 2013 � by jg

    According to the Los Angeles Daily Journal, seven of the eight largest verdicts handed down in California in 2012 were awarded to corporate or government plaintiffs.

  • Blame the lawsuits for shutting down Blitz USA…or blame Blitz USA’s products for causing the lawsuits? Tuesday, August 14, 2012 � by jg

    There are more than 75 known incidents of people severely burned or killed when a Blitz gas can exploded. Fourteen people were burned to death, six of them children.

  • No, no one has ever filed a lawsuit after using a lawn mower as a hedge trimmer–yet the story keeps being told Wednesday, May 30, 2012 � by jg

    Almost 35 years after the insurance industry first pointed to it as an example of “frivolous lawsuits” — only to have the story shown to be bogus — an insurance company executive once again trots out this urban myth.

  • Who’s been hurt by Texas medical malpractice “reform”? Friday, April 27, 2012 � by jg

    KDFW-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth: Texas’ cap on damage awards to victims of medical negligence “means people who don’t work, like the elderly, babies and stay-at-home parents are limited even if they win a malpractice lawsuit.”

  • California’s biggest verdicts go to businesses, not individuals Monday, March 19, 2012 � by jg

    The big money in California lawsuits isn’t going to people suing businesses, or even people suing other individuals. It’s going to businesses suing other businesses, typically in intellectual property or breach of contract suits.