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Tort Reform

Medical Malpractice Tort Reform - We Are Already Suffering and Don't Need More

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

Tort "reform" is a doozy of a misnomer. There is certainly nothing positive or beneficial about it.

The New Town Hall Reality: Why Did Congressman Baron Hill (D-IN) Blow Up?

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

At the New Albany meeting, people were polite and even relaxed enough to chuckle whenever someone spoke with dry Indiana wit. Yet Hill silenced would-be hecklers by saying "Let me answer that before you interrupt, please!"

Tort Reform -- Another Dangerous Scapegoat

Saul Segan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Saul Segan

There is no reasonable cause and effect between the costs of health care and the rendering of jury verdicts.

Is Malpractice Reform the Missing Link to Health Care Reform?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

When a person is injured by a defective product, a verdict for the plaintiff not only compensates that person for the injuries sustained, but hopefully causes the defendant and others to take corrective action.

Obama Speaks to Children in Congress, Adults in High School

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Parker

At Wakefield High School in Virginia, no student yelled at him, calling him a liar. Students didn't hold up signs and papers objecting to the points he was making. And none of the students booed him.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

Trial lawyers are a widely-despised lobby. Yet courts remain the only way individual Americans can redress grievances against the rich and powerful; they are a great leveler, and limits have had perverse effects.

Taking Things Off the Table

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama absolutely loves the phrase "everything's on the table." But the time for piling "everything" on "the table" is over. Everything being on the table means that no decisions have been made.

Conservative Argument for Healthcare Reform: Part 4: Pop Torts

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

After attending the Sestak-Toomey debate in Allentown this week I struck up a conversation about medical malpractice with one of the people who questioned the two senate candidates during the forum.

If We Get This Wrong...

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

What will be catastrophic is if we continue as we are, with only those who are healthy, wealthy, employed with a really great insurance plan or with Medicare coverage reaping the benefits.

In a Town Hall Meeting, Healthcare Swing-Vote Representative Baron Hill [D-IN] Takes a Clear Stand on Reform

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

Hill could not represent a southern Indiana consensus view, because there was none; whatever he chose to do, it would cost him votes.

The Public Option, Who Makes Decisions to Treat Us, and Tort Reform

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

We are not in a room crafting health care legislation, so we have to rely on the words of those we elected to public office to truthfully tell us what they say, and how which bill will best benefit our lives.

The Healthcare Conundrum: Getting Out of the Box

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James D. Zirin

It's a crying shame is that medical insurance premiums, unlike all other forms of insurance, are not sufficiently geared to risk.

Part 3: Un-Spinning Healthcare Reform - The Economics

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I don't know about you, but one thin dime for every buck you make seems like a very easy trade for being able to see the doctor any time you need to.

Court Review of SOX Gives Hope for New U.S. Jobs

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Only American companies have to follow this expensive and intrusive law imposing huge costs on publicly traded companies. Thankfully, relief may be in sight.

Chrysler & GM: What Happens if Your Car Blows Up?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I know I'll never forget that horrible sight, I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right. Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve. -Jan and...

FDA Approval Of Medical Devices Not Enough

Les Weisbrod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Les Weisbrod

The Medical Device Safety Act would restore patients' right to hold the manufacturer responsible when their products are defective.

Free Paul Minor

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

One of the nation's top trial lawyers, Minor stands convicted on partisan political charges ginned up by Karl Rove's right wing toadies at the Department of Justice.

Another Corporate Gimmick -- Arbitration

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

More and more consumer-oriented contracts have clauses specifying that disputes must go to arbitration rather than our civil justice system. But 98.8% of arbitrations end in favor of the corporations.