Biggest California verdicts continue to go to corporate plaintiffs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
According to the Los Angeles Daily Journal, seven of the eight largest verdicts handed down in California in 2012 were awarded to corporate or government plaintiffs.CONTINUE READING
Latest California hospital “never events” include four deaths and an operating room fire
Friday, December 21, 2012
The announcement of yet another round of fines against California hospitals for incidents that should never happen in a hospital emphasizes the need for state lawmakers to adopt tougher restrictions holding the health care industry more fully accountable for negligent acts.CONTINUE READING
Where’s the evidence that doctors flock to states with caps on medical malpractice damage awards?
Monday, December 3, 2012
The latest numbers show there are 22% more doctors per capita in states that don’t limit compensation for those harmed by medical negligence than in states like California that have such caps.CONTINUE READING
Proponents of MICRA cap on compensation for medical malpractice use questionable numbers
Friday, November 30, 2012
Among other things, a group that includes California’s largest medical malpractice insurers contends medical providers would spend $9 billion to avoid paying out $161 million.CONTINUE READING
You think the number of civil lawsuit filings in California has gone up since 2009…wanna bet?
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
You might be surprised to find out what the “trend in litigation in California” really is.CONTINUE READING
Microwave popcorn chemical leads to $7 million verdict for “popcorn lung”
Thursday, September 20, 2012
A federal court jury in Denver awarded the verdict to a man whose lung damage is believed to have been caused by inhaling a chemical used in the butter flavoring of microwave popcorn.CONTINUE READING
Product safety. Medical negligence. Environmental oversight. Corporate wrongdoing. The civil justice system has had a dramatic effect on our day-to-day lives, allowing ordinary people a platform to tap constitutional rights enshrined by America's founders and battle back to hold powerful corporations accountable.
A recent legislative hearing put the spotlight on the Medical Board of California’s lack of punishment of misbehaving doctors.
California’s court funding crisis has stripped away $1.1 billion since 2008. The result has been closed courthouses, furloughed workers, shuttered courtrooms, long lines and even longer waits for cases to reach trial. With court access stymied, justice is being denied.
“Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court,” a new film from the Alliance for Justice “explores the growing pro-corporate bias in key Court decisions and their real-world impact on ordinary Americans.”
Think automated robot-driven cars are decades away? Think again. They’re being tested right now and could be on the road by decade’s end. With them comes a list of potential liability and insurance issues you need to consider.