Post Tagged with: "tort reform"

Tort Reform Bill Heads to Governor, With Promise of More Debate in 2012

by / on May 20, 2011

The state House of Representatives signed off today on one of Governor Bill Haslam’s key priorities: tort reform. But the House was cajoled into agreeing with a Senate amendment-for now.

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Long Debate, But Tort Reform Passes Easily in State Senate

by / on May 12, 2011

The Tennessee Senate passed the governor’s long-awaited tort reform bill Thursday. The argument for tort reform is that businesses would be able to calculate their worst case scenario for non-economic damages if they were sued.

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Tort Reform Bill One Step from Governor’s Pen

by / on May 9, 2011

Governor Bill Haslam’s signature business bill – one that limits non-economic damages lawsuits – passed the state House of Representatives Monday.

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Senators Challenge, Defend Tort Reform Job Claims

by / on April 19, 2011

Tennessee lawmakers debated whether Governor Bill Haslam’s tort reform bill would actually result in more jobs, in a marathon session of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

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Tort Reform Begins Journey Through State House

by / on April 6, 2011

After weeks of waiting in the wings, Governor Bill Haslam’s high priority tort reform legislation started its journey through the State House Wednesday. A House subcommittee voted in favor of an amended bill.

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State House Puts Off Action on Governor’s Tort Reform Rewrite

by / on March 30, 2011

Tennessee lawmakers heard more testimony Wednesday on the governor’s tort reform bill that would cap financial awards in some personal injury lawsuits. Governor Bill Haslam has amended his bill to raise those caps, but lawmakers put off a decision on the changes.

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Tort Reform Amendment Surfaces

by / on March 29, 2011

One of the most controversial elements of Governor Bill Haslam’s tort reform bill is the imposition of caps on non-economic damages. But the bill sponsors say the newest draft of the measure re-configures those caps.

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Capitol Hill Conversation – Tort Reform

by / on March 28, 2011

Tennessee business interests and physicians cranked up their lobbying efforts behind Governor Bill Haslam’s tort reform proposal last week. WPLN’s Jacqueline Fellows and Joe White discuss the popular Republican who’s pushing back on the bill.

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Both Sides of Tort Reform Debate Lobby Lawmakers

by / on March 23, 2011

Tennessee business executives showed up at the state Capitol Wednesday to lobby for Governor Bill Haslam’s tort reform legislation. Opponents also turned up the volume.

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Haslam Says Regulation Impedes Job Growth

by / on March 1, 2011

Government regulation is standing in the way of job growth—that was Governor Bill Haslam’s popular message to small business owners Tuesday.

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Governor’s Talks Product Liability; Medical Questions Remain

by / on February 22, 2011

Governor Bill Haslam has re-opened the issue of tort reform by proposing to limit the amount of damages an injured person can receive in a civil lawsuit. The governor is framing the issue from a manufacturers point of view, but it is the medical industry that has led this fight for more than a decade.

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TMA Survey Shows Continued Concern Over Medical Malpractice Claims

by / on March 18, 2010

A recent survey of Tennessee doctors shows they’ve noticed it’s more difficult for patients to file medical malpractice claims against them. But the doctors still want more change.

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Medical Malpractice Suits Drop with New Requirements

by / on January 4, 2010

The number of medical malpractice cases filed in Tennessee has dropped 60% this year. The steep decline in lawsuits stems from two new screening requirements.

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Midstate Lawmakers Don’t Sound Convinced After the President’s Speech

by / on September 10, 2009

President Obama may have tried to reach across the aisle to Republicans, but GOP Senator Bob Corker says the speech raised more questions.

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