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El Paso Times, September 14, 2008

Dr. Luis Linan, an East Side obstetrician-gynecologist, said Texas tort reform has allowed him to see high-risk patients again and has reduced his malpractice insurance costs from $32,000 a year to $18,000 a year. The savings have allowed him to expand medical procedures in his practice, he said. Dollar limits on malpractice lawsuits have lessened doctors' fears, bolstered their numbers and allowed them to increase services to patients. (Victor Calzada / El Paso Times) EL PASO -- Doctors here and across Texas said dollar limits on medical malpractice lawsuits put into state law five years ago have made a big difference in how they practice medicine.

Houston Business Journal, Sept. 9, 2008

Five years after the Texas Legislature passed new laws restricting medical liability claims, the Texas Medical Association says a recent survey "proves the reforms have worked."

AMNews, September 8, 2008

When general surgeon Dino Saracino, MD, watched his liability insurance premiums spike 30% per year over 10 years while practicing in Bedford, Pa., he knew he had to make a move.

TLR Press Release, August 11, 2008

Lawsuit reform advocates across Texas responded today to the news that asbestos lawsuit king Fred Baron has been paying hush money to John Edwards’ former mistress. Baron and Edwards are both personal injury trial lawyers. Mr. Baron headed up Edwards’ fundraising efforts in his unsuccessful presidential campaign and is among the top contributors to Texas political campaigns.

New York Post, August 1, 2008

New Yorkers may soon have to cross state lines just to have a baby - or maybe even just to see a doctor when they get sick.

Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2008

This June, the Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision, reduced the punitive damages in the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill from $2.5 billion to "only" $507 million. Partisans on both sides of Exxon Shipping v. Baker portrayed the decision as a victory for business -- but plaintiffs' lawyers will find a lot to like in this case. If anything, the opinion highlights the need for legislative reform of arbitrary punitive damage awards.

Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2008

If there's a moral in this week's felony settlement by class-action lawsuit giant Milberg Weiss, it's this: Prosecutors should keep digging into tort-bar practices. The details are even worse than the headlines.

NY Times, June 17, 2008

The best-known shareholder law firm in the country agreed on Monday to pay $75 million to dodge a criminal trial, ending a seven-year investigation that tarnished the profession’s image.

Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2008

The career of one of the nation's most entrepreneurial, controversial, philanthropic and rich lawyers came to a close Monday, as Melvyn Weiss was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a scheme in which he and his partners used kickbacks to gain an advantage in lucrative cases.