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