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  • Medical Board inaction, MICRA cap combine to leave Californians’ safety in question Thursday, April 4, 2013

    A recent legislative hearing put the spotlight on the Medical Board of California’s lack of punishment of misbehaving doctors. The same Medical Board we were assured would mete out discipline in return for a cap that was placed on compensation to Californians harmed by medical negligence.

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  • Justice Denied Friday, March 1, 2013

    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.

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  • New film explores pro-corporate bias of U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    “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.”

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  • Self-driving cars and the liability issues they raise Friday, May 11, 2012

    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.

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  • Constitutionality of MICRA damage caps argued in Court of Appeal Thursday, August 18, 2011

    On August 16 in Fresno, a three-judge panel of California’s Fifth District Court of Appeal heard arguments why the state’s MICRA (Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975) law limiting compensation for medical negligence should be overturned.

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  • The Face of MICRA Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    Steven Olsen was a bright 2-year-old when medical negligence left him profoundly brain damaged. Two decades later, his parents remain potent advocates for correcting California’s $250,000 cap on human suffering.

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  • How the Civil Justice System has helped make America safer Monday, May 9, 2011

    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.

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  • Breaking the Waves Thursday, February 24, 2011

    After a surfing accident left her husband a quadriplegic, Mayra Fornos became a consumer attorney and champion of people with disabilities.

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