June 24, 2011
WV Reaffirms Constitutionality of Noneconomic Damages Cap in Med Mal Cases
The opinion is here: Download 35543.
Thanks to Mark Behrens for the tip.
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.
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.
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.