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The State, February 9, 2011

The South Carolina House approved today a bill capping damages that can be paid in lawsuits.

Institute for Legal Reform, February 8, 2011

Most of the country is still digging out from the massive snowstorms this winter that have closed schools, redirected flights, and turned some simple commutes into truly horrific ordeals (it must be bad when even Chicago is having a rough time).

The Associated Press, February 8, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge took the unusual step Tuesday of blocking a potential multi-billion-dollar judgment against Chevron Corp. for environmental damage in Ecuador for at least 28 days after concluding that lawyers representing 30,000 Ecuadoreans were planning a "helter skelter" disruption of the oil giant's business in the event of a lucrative award to force a settlement.

Washington Examiner, February 8, 2011

Medical malpractice lawsuits are not a big deal, says the trade group representing lawyers who make millions of dollars suing doctors and winning awards that routinely exceed the limits of common sense. 

Los Angeles Times, February 9, 2011

Sudden acceleration in Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles is caused by mechanical rather than electronic systems, a federal study found, but regulators said they are considering requiring automakers to install a trio of safety systems designed to reduce the risk on future vehicles.

February 8, 2011

(Austin, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform congratulated Gov. Rick Perry today on the civil justice proposals included in his State of the State message, which are key to maintaining our nation-leading economy and increasing access to doctors and health care throughout the state.

Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2011

A Texas judge orders an investigation of allegations that Toyota Motor Corp. intentionally hid evidence in a 2006 lawsuit involving a woman paralyzed when her Camry rolled over.

Shopfloor, February 1, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature have led the way in 2011 in improving their states business climate by enacting a major civil justice reform package, but other states are aggressively following the same pro-jobs, pro-investment path. 

American Medical News, February 7, 2011

No matter where a policymaker stands on health reform, one common theme that emerges in any discussion about overhauling the health system is the need to reduce spending growth while ensuring access to quality care.

Austin American Statesman, February 7, 2011

The contested race for the state House seat in District 48 came a step closer to being decided Monday.