The Right Focus on Tort ReformWritten by Richard Martin
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State governments have enacted tort reform which has capped potential damages for certain types of claims in some states. George W. Bush's state of Texas implemented tort reform in 2003 to cap medical malpractice liability. George W. Bush has continued to push for tort reform nationwide since he took office. The real question is, if businesses are ones who are generally taking too much of our courts' time- why has there been such a push for individual tort reform? Is it possible that injured individuals are not a group of organized people with continuous business interests that actively lobby for tort reform? While frivolous lawsuits are a concern for everyone, shouldn't tort reform really focus on parties who are bringing most of them?
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The New Drug Recall LawyersWritten by Richard Martin
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Both number of potential Vioxx plaintiffs and award amounts of lawsuits are projected to be extremely large. The investment bank S.G. Cowan recently estimated that eventually more than 600,000 plaintiffs could file suit in Vioxx case. Furthermore, some investment banks think that plaintiffs may file for more than $10Billion in damages in years to come. Even national TV networks have covered Vioxx withdrawal. A November 2004 story on Vioxx withdrawal appeared on CBS News' 60 Minutes. The CBS story implied that US Justice Department is conducting an investigation and Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into Merck's conduct. Given media coverage of Vioxx withdrawal and number of people who were prescribed Vioxx, there may be many new “Drug Recall Firms” founded in years to come. ______ You may reproduce this article on your website. We would appreciate a link back to our site which hasVioxx articles and personal injury resources. This article may not be altered and links should be kept live. Thanks.
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