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High Stakes in PA Supreme Court Race

August 26th, 2015

Whether they know it or not, in November, Pennsylvanians will cast their votes for (among other positions) three seats on the bench of the commonwealth’s Supreme Court. This is the first time three such positions have been vacant at any one time in the Supreme …

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Texas Bill, Which Would Effectively Immunize Insurance Companies for Wrongdoing, Doesn’t Pass

August 19th, 2015

Texas–a state that already has on the books some of the toughest and most draconian tort reform measures in the country–was until recently in the process of passing a bill that would have (according to the Texas Tribune) made “it harder for homeowners and companies …

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Only One in Five Medical Malpractice Cases Pay Out, According to Comprehensive Study

August 12th, 2015

Supporters of so-called tort reform measures would have the American public believe that medical malpractice cases are not only running rampant in the country’s civil justice system, but that they consistently lead to astronomical verdicts (which, in turn, are driving doctors out of business). Not …

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The FDA Is Ineffective; How Did It Get This Way?

August 5th, 2015

We’ve been writing about the ineffectiveness of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for years now. From big-name pharmaceuticals to generic drugs to plastic water bottles to herbal supplements, the agency has consistently failed to protect Americans from corporations willing to jeopardize individuals’ health …

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Legislation Targeting Asbestos Victims Moves Through House Committee

July 29th, 2015

Shortly after the most recent round of midterm elections, we predicted that one of the priorities of the new Congress would be to enact as many tort reform measures as possible. We suggested this might include both a push to enact the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction …

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Even More Data Proves Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Filings Declining

July 22nd, 2015

Back in June of 2013, we published an article detailing a 45-percent decline in the number of medical malpractice case filings statewide. Armed with a few more years’ worth of data, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania corroborates these statistics, indicating that such cases are at …

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New York Implements Multistate “Uniform” Bar Exam

July 15th, 2015

One of the most daunting prospects a recent graduate of law school has to face is the dreaded bar examination. For decades, each state had its own version of the test, but in 2011, Missouri rolled out a so-called uniform bar exam that fifteen other …

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Da Vinci Surgical Robot Subject of FDA Probe

July 13th, 2015

Last summer we published a post about growing numbers of injuries sustained by patients during surgeries with the da Vinci surgical robot system, e.g. “tears and burns, to blood vessels, intestines, uterus and vaginal cuff dehiscence.” Complaints have also been leveled against the electrical arms …

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Judge Allows BP Clean-Up Workers to Pursue Jury Trials

July 8th, 2015

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has not been in the news a great deal over the last four or so years, but that does not mean all of the problems it created have been solved. As a part of …

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