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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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.
Governor Bill Haslam’s signature business bill – one that limits non-economic damages lawsuits – passed the state House of Representatives Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government regulation is standing in the way of job growth—that was Governor Bill Haslam’s popular message to small business owners Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
President Obama may have tried to reach across the aisle to Republicans, but GOP Senator Bob Corker says the speech raised more questions.