March 21, 2007
Tennessee Discussions Continue
...but they don't look likely to result in any changes this year, says NashvillePost.com. John Day, one of the plaintiffs' lawyers involved in the negotiations, posted in the comments to this earlier post about the negotiations.
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Negotiations continue. The docs walked away from the table several weeks ago, and then last week attempted to add several items to the bill that were unacceptable. It appears to me that they are trying to kill the "certificate of good faith" concept - which can pass- because they know that it will cut down the number of cases dismissed on summary judgment or voluntarily dismissed - a major talking point in their favor. Caps don't impact "frivilous" cases, but the docs are beating the drum that we need caps because of the number of frivilous lawsuits. Passing a fair certificate of good faith bill would cost them that argument.
Posted by: John Day | Mar 27, 2007 12:48:40 AM