LOS ANGELES — The U.S.
Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) on March 22 released its survey
ranking the states with the best and worst legal climates in the country.
According to the survey, the states with the worst legal climates...
By Elizabeth D. Scott & Jonathan R. Bumgarner
On July 25, 2011, the North Carolina House voted to override Governor Perdue's veto and approve a broad overhaul of North Carolina's medical malpractice laws. Ratified Senate Bill 33 expands...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new study released July 8 by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) shows that small businesses shoulder a tremendous burden of the nation's tort liability costs, having paid $105.4 billion in 2008.
Saying that small...
By Keith Ecker, a reporter for Lawyers.com, www.lawyers.com/our-blog
There is a battle being fought at the highest levels of government over your right to file a medical malpractice or defective drug lawsuit. On the one hand are pro-business groups...
SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) During Cindy Cool's almost daily visits to the nursing home, she would routinely find her Alzheimer's-suffering father wearing urine-soaked clothes. The Blue Lake, Calif. resident said it would take upwards of 20 minutes for...
HARRISBURG, Pa. - (AP) The number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed against doctors and hospitals in Pennsylvania dropped last year for the sixth year in a row. A total of 1,491 malpractice lawsuits were filed in 2010, according to a report released...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on March 31 ruled that states do not have the authority to limit the right to sue because Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 controls when a class action lawsuit may be filed...
CHICAGO – (AP) A divided Illinois Supreme Court ruled Feb. 4 that caps on
some awards in medical malpractice cases violate the state's Constitution. Trial
lawyers and consumer groups applauded the decision to strike down the caps,