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 […]

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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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Mar 8 2012

Sad State of Damages

A friend and fellow lawyer just asked me to look at a potential ophthalmology-related medical malpractice case. It was a hefty-looking file, and I had delayed starting my analysis for fear of how long it would take. This morning, I had time. I unwrapped the FedEx envelope, pulled out the records and began reading. And […]

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