Corporations behaving badly, again.

Toyota executive testifies at acceleration suit trial. The National Law Journal (8/29, Bronstad) reports that Toyota’s “highest ranking U.S. executive has testified before jurors for the first time in a … Continue Reading →

Pennsylvania governor argues same-sex marriage licenses are invalid.

 . The AP (8/29) reports from Harrisburg, PA that attorneys for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (R) argued on Wednesday that marriage licenses “given to same-sex couples in the state are … Continue Reading →

PA Study offers insight into health effects of fracking.

The AP (8/26, Begos, 4.53M) reports on the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, which “has been trying to help people who feel they’ve been sickened by natural gas drilling or … Continue Reading →

Does your employment contract limit your right to sue for injuries?

Between a Rock and a Hard Place…………………………………. Did you know? Your employment contract may limit your rights to seek full justice for injuries you suffer while at work.  A recent … Continue Reading →

Attention Recipients of Hip Replacements and Owners of Kias

Kia issues recall on 2014 Sorento. Citing the NHTSA, the Cars (8/21, Geiger) website reports that Kia has issued a recall on “9,345 model-year 2014 versions of the Sorento crossover” … Continue Reading →

Again, plummeting malpractice awards yield no cost benefits to consumers (You)

  Both the number of medical malpractice payments on behalf of doctors and their inflation-adjusted value fell to the lowest levels ever in 2012 after nearly a decade of steady … Continue Reading →

Malpractice not cause of healthcare cost

Analysis finds malpractice payments at historic low August 9, 2013   While healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, medical malpractice payments fell to a new low, undermining the argument that malpractice … Continue Reading →

“that traditional malpractice reforms, such as caps on damages, don’t change how physicians practice.”

Study: no link between tort reform, reduced defensive medicine. The Insurance Journal (8/7, 18K) reports that a study in the August Health Affairs “found no consistent relationships” between “physicians’ level … Continue Reading →

Philadelphia police chief asks DOJ to review police shootings.

The CBS Evening News reported that in May, Philadelphia’s police chief, Charles Ramsay, “took the extraordinary step of asking the Justice Department to examine his department’s use of force.” According … Continue Reading →

More Recalls from those pesky Federal Agencies

NHTSA Fines Ford $17.35 Million in Recall Issue The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has fined Ford Motor Co. $17.35 million for “taking too long” to issue a recall … Continue Reading →