Apr 8 2012

Marketing Malpractice By Tort “Reformers.”

Professor Theodore Eisenberg of Cornell Law School has completed a study on the empirical effects of the so-called tort “reform” movement in the U.S.  This was brought to my attention by the TortsProfBlog, which features the article’s abstract.  Among Eisenberg’s sober findings: 1) punitive damages were never out of control and in need of reform; [...]

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Feb 12 2011

The Hypocritic Oath

It’s now well established that tort “reformers” and hypocrisy go together like peanut butter and jelly.  Just think back to one of my favorite examples: alleged newsman and tort “reform” champion, John Stossel, who railed against frivolous lawsuits, but had no problem bringing one of his own. It was during one of his hard-hitting, investigative [...]

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Oct 10 2010

Lojack For Surgeons, and Happy Medical Liability Executives

Florida’s medical malpractice liability insurers have been profiting for the past 6 years. New liability companies apparently can’t wait to write medical malpractice “products” there.  Here is the News Press’s take on how robust Florida’s market for medical liability insurance has become. And as Alan Belsky points out in in his firm’s blawg, Maryland Malpractice [...]

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