May 20 2015

Americans Don’t Like The Caps On Damages They Know About.

It often takes a tragedy, such as the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, to wake Americans up to the cold, hard realities behind arbitrarily-imposed limits on money damages.  Amtrak, a monopoly whose reputation for prior-century levels of safety precedes it, will never have to pay out more than $200 million dollars to victims of last week’s […]

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Jan 23 2015

Fair Is Fair, Unless You’re A Victim Of Medical Malpractice

It’s that time of year when my office gets reminders in the mail about what we must have posted and visible to all employees.  They are entitled, by law, to be apprised of their rights if they hurt themselves here, or become too ill to work.  That’s through Worker’s Compensation and through disability benefits. Posters […]

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Jan 14 2015

The Foreseeability of Accidental Shootings

A couple of weeks ago, a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his own mother while she shopped in an Idaho Walmart. By all accounts, the mother was a smart, professional and otherwise responsible woman. The infant had managed to unzip a specially-designed gun compartment in his mother’s purse, from which he withdrew the gun […]

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