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Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: August 24, 2012

Busy week around here, so this is the first (only) post this week – but check out these headlines from around the Internet that caught my attention this week: Gordon Gekko, HCA and Lawsuits (Why are medical costs going up?) [Eric [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: August 17, 2012

Check out these legal, safety, and other news headlines from around the Internet that caught my attention this week: Politics, Intolerance and Fair Courts [Editorial at The New York Times] Missouri Executions on Hold Amid Concerns [...]
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Luxury Cars Perform Poorly In New Insurance Industry for Highway Safety Crash Test

NBC's Today show reported that many luxury cars – supposedly synonymous with safety – perform poorly in a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash test. The new IIHS test evaluates the vehicles' crash performance [...]
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Faces of Lawsuit Abuse: Matt Fisher

Because of the US Chamber of Commerce's heavily marketed lobbying arm, the Institute for Legal Reform, many people have heard of so-called faces of lawsuit abuse. Coming from the Chamber or ILR, these "faces" are always defendants [...]
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American Medical News Spreads Frivolous Lawsuit Myth

The folks at American Medical News filed a report yesterday claiming that the Missouri Supreme Court decision, Watts v. Lester E. Cox Medical Centers, holding that non-economic damage caps for malpractice injury victims was unconstitutional [...]
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The Safety Institute Begins Video Storytelling Project

The Safety Institute is a non-profit organization emphasizing injury prevention and product safety. TSI provides a number of services including grant making (supporting organizations and individuals to identify injury issues and find solutions), [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up: August 10, 2012

Check out these legal, safety, and other news headlines that caught my attention this week: How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking [Mat Honan at Wired Magazine H/T Evan Schaeffer at Beyond the Underground] Wherein [...]
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Study Urges Review of Cell Phone Radiation Standards

Remember when a cell phone looked like this? Cell phones have come a long way since the mid-1990s,but the safety standards for cell phone radiation emissions have not. In fact, those standards have not changed since 1996. Even worse, [...]
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The Ongoing Debate On Tort Reform "Policy"

Max Kennerly and Ted Frank have been engaged in an interesting "debate" on the issue of tort reform policy. Kennerly's Side Here Frank's Side Here I use the term "debate" loosely as I have never been a fan [...]
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Missouri Chamber of Commerce Demeans Constitution In Support Of Damage Caps

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce issued a telling statement in response to the Missouri Supreme Court decision striking down non-economic damages caps in medical malpractice injury cases. The Chamber blasted the Watts decision as taking [...]