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  • Will adding “tort reform” to ACA replacement do anything aside from harm consumers? Thursday, February 9, 2017 � by jg

    “The reality doesn’t match the rhetoric” of “tort reform” advocates, as a new report from The Center for Justice & Democracy shows in great detail.

  • Study finds social media users are being stripped of legal rights Wednesday, April 23, 2014 � by jg

    Users of social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Match.com are often — and often unknowingly — agreeing to give up their basic legal rights, according to two Boston professors who have studied the issue.

  • Even without malpractice caps, New York has added more doctors per capita than Texas Wednesday, January 15, 2014 � by jg

    There’s no evidence that “tort reform” created an increase in the number of doctors in Texas, especially since the increase there has lagged behind the rest of the country.

  • Biggest California verdicts continue to go to corporate plaintiffs Wednesday, February 13, 2013 � by jg

    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.

  • Blame the lawsuits for shutting down Blitz USA…or blame Blitz USA’s products for causing the lawsuits? Tuesday, August 14, 2012 � by jg

    There are more than 75 known incidents of people severely burned or killed when a Blitz gas can exploded. Fourteen people were burned to death, six of them children.

  • No, no one has ever filed a lawsuit after using a lawn mower as a hedge trimmer–yet the story keeps being told Wednesday, May 30, 2012 � by jg

    Almost 35 years after the insurance industry first pointed to it as an example of “frivolous lawsuits” — only to have the story shown to be bogus — an insurance company executive once again trots out this urban myth.

  • Who’s been hurt by Texas medical malpractice “reform”? Friday, April 27, 2012 � by jg

    KDFW-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth: Texas’ cap on damage awards to victims of medical negligence “means people who don’t work, like the elderly, babies and stay-at-home parents are limited even if they win a malpractice lawsuit.”