Moderate conservative Anthony Kennedy will, I'm confident, recognize that without the law, the free-market system of health insurance, so highly valued by conservatives, will implode, sooner rather than later.
In his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is perpetuating a convincing hoax: that implementing Texas-style tort reform would go a long way toward curing what ails the U.S. health care system.
Forty years ago this week, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., an attorney from Richmond, Virginia, drafted a confidential memorandum for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that described a strategy for the corporate takeover of the dominant public institutions of American society.
A lack of an apology in tort claims causes some persons to sue to vindicate their sense of injustice and to ease their emotional pain. An apology may facilitate healing pain and preserve relationships.
The name comes from the infamous "McDonald's Coffee Case," which most people believe involved a greedy coffee drinker who spilled hot coffee on herself and won millions for no reason. When you see this film, you'll learn what really happened.
Warren Buffett presciently observed that financial derivatives were economic "weapons of mass destruction." Judge for yourself whether class action litigation has achieved "weapon of mass destruction" status.
Christina Zisa's story is worth telling, particularly in light of our President's speech last night in which he expressed interest in bringing down healthcare costs by enacting "medical malpractice reform to rein in frivolous lawsuits."
Medical-legal reform received only lip-service during the Federal health care legislative process in the spring of 2010 -- drastically disregarded as fundamental contributors to high health care costs.
Justice of a state supreme court is not a police officer or sheriff. He or she is there to follow statutes and case law precedent and to mete out justice. Sometimes that might mean making a decision that requires siding with someone unsavory or unpopular.
Class action lawyers regularly receive huge bonuses for winning less than stellar results for their clients. Mr. President, you can help by using your bully pulpit to call attention to this misuse of our legal system.