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  • Lawmakers bid to close loopholes on malfunctioning med devices Wednesday, February 8, 2012 � by eric

    More than 90 percent of medical devices do not require proof that they have been clinically tested and found to be safe and effective prior to being cleared by the FDA for distribution or sale.

  • Breaking the Waves Thursday, February 24, 2011 � by eric

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

  • Trading places: U.S. Chamber pledges to use lawsuits to tackle Obama regulation Friday, October 8, 2010 � by eric

    The traditionally anti-litigation business umbrella group decides to embrace the art of legal weaponry to overcome regulation it considers bad for business.

  • Legislative panel supports radiation protection Wednesday, June 30, 2010 � by eric


    An Assembly committee approves Padilla measure on a bipartisan vote, but lobbyists for hospitals and radiologists warn that provisions could put scare in patients who can be helped.

  • California’s Tort Wars: Election Day by the numbers Friday, June 11, 2010 � by eric

    Tort-war front groups for big oil, insurance and tobacco get walloped on election day.

  • Tort reform: Just an effort to shift responsibility Wednesday, April 7, 2010 � by scott

    Jim Marcinkowski, a lawyer and former congressional candidate in Michigan, argues that corporate and medical proponents of tort reform are really just trying to shift responsibility for their business actions to the consumers, or to government.

  • FPPC says “Big Money Talks”–and how… Thursday, March 18, 2010 � by scott

    Corporations and business associations spent some $545 million over the past decade trying to influence policy decisions in Sacramento.