Friday, June 24, 2011

WV Reaffirms Constitutionality of Noneconomic Damages Cap in Med Mal Cases

The opinion is here:  Download 35543[1].

Thanks to Mark Behrens for the tip.

--CJR

June 24, 2011 in Damages, Legislation, Reforms, & Political News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pew Center on the States Article on Tort Reform

Stateline, the online news service of the Pew Center on the States, has posted an article on tort reform by John Gramlich here.

--CJR

June 22, 2011 in Legislation, Reforms, & Political News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NYC Paid $521 Million in 2010 Settlements

Bloomberg Business Week (AP) reports that New York City paid about $521 million in 2010 to settle personal injury and property damages suits.  The Police Department, Department of Transportation and Health & Hospital Corp. had the most settlements in 2010.

- SBS

June 21, 2011 in Damages | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tennessee Caps Non-Economic Damages

Nashville Public Radio reports that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslan signed a tort reform bill last week that will cap non-economic damages.    The details in the story are few, but it provides a link to the underlying bill.

- SBS

June 20, 2011 in Legislation, Reforms, & Political News | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)