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West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, California Ranked Worst Lawsuit Climates In The Nation
Posted on 22 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Williams Mullen Alert: North Carolina Medical Malpractice Reforms Favor Long-Term Care Industry
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Williams Mullen

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... Read More

Study: Lawsuits Cost Small Businesses $105 Billion
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

How Your Elected Legislators Have Chiseled Away Your Legal Rights
Posted on 21 Nov 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Keith Ecker, a reporter for, 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... Read More

Huge Verdict Shakes Up Nursing Home Industry
Posted on 29 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits In Pennsylvania Drop For 6th Year
Posted on 24 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Divided U.S. Supreme Court Rules States Cannot Limit Right To Sue
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by David Eldreth

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... Read More

Illinois Supreme Court: Medical Malpractice Caps Unconstitutional
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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, which... Read More