Sep 19 2015

Jury Nullification In Medical Malpractice Cases Is Criminal

Most lawyers who represent patients injured or killed by medical malpractice are huge supporters of the 7th Amendment. It provides as follows: Seventh Amendment – Civil Trials. In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a […]

Feb 10 2015

Mayor de Blasio Bitten By Tort-Reform Bug?

I was happy with Mayor Bill de Blasio for a while. He brought a youthful, refreshing blast of liberal-themed common sense into the Mayor’s office, and was so forthright that he hurt himself politically.  I’m referring to his acknowledgment that he had given his teenage son, Dante, “the talk,” warning him about the extra cautions […]

Aug 12 2012

What’s New In Tort “Reform”? Nothing,Unfortunately.

Here is an update on Texas tort “reform,” which has gone too far, according to a local reporter. The state’s appellate courts are overturning verdicts for plaintiffs, and otherwise going out of their way to protect the pocketbooks of corporations dear to state commerce, like Walmart.  And with the draconian caps that have been imposed, […]

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