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Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money...

Bill Myers

Washington, D.C.—Good morning, ProviderNation. The great glossy has arrived. Yes, for all you Millennials (and Robin Hillier), there was a time when you could… 453 more words

Long Term Care

Missouri Senate Bill 239 – Reinstatement of Damage Caps In Medical Malpractice Cases

When evaluating a claim for medical malpractice, the potential exposure is a key consideration for both health care provider and defense counsel.  Until recently, plaintiffs could receive unlimited non-economic damages awards in medical malpractice lawsuits for personal injury filed in Missouri.  777 more words

Missouri Law

Trial Lawyers Were Right: Tort Reform Just Protects Wrongdoers and Their Insurers!

For years, trial lawyers in Illinois and across the country have tried to educate the public to show the fallacy of those who advocate tort reform.  115 more words

HOT COFFEE (2011)

Elizabeth

I was around 7 years old when the McDonald’s “hot coffee” case became famous. The way I remembered it, an old woman spilled super hot coffee on her lap, sued McDonald’s, and won millions of dollars. 833 more words

"Man Sues Neighbor for Blocking Him From WiFi Connection"

HOUSTON, TX (Habanero of Texas) — We’ve all heard stories of frivolous and crazy lawsuits being filed; and who can forget the one about the woman who spilled hot coffee on her lap and being paid millions as a result. 475 more words

Satire

Six Flags Battles Patent Troll and Wins

Six Flags has hit the brakes on a patent infringement lawsuit from a company hoping to profit from a magnetic braking system used on some of their rides. 88 more words

Kris Rowberry

Tort Reform Hasn't Worked

“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”—Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects

The second greatest trick may be the insurance industry’s success in getting more than half the states to implement “tort reform.” That achievement was based on the promise that restricting victims’ ability to bring medical malpractice suits would improve healthcare and reduce its cost. 1,057 more words

Corruption