The Right Focus on Tort Reform
The recent headlines about Mercks Vioxx withdrawal and the FDAs move to ban ephedra have brought a lot of media attention to the growing area of drug litigation.
On April 12, 2004 the FDA published a rule banning health supplements that contain ephedra alkaloids. The FDA concluded that the limited short term weight loss effects were outweighed by possible heart problems and stroke risks. The market gap caused by the banning of ephedra has been filled by many new companies that are marketing products similar to ephedra. However, these “ephedra alternatives” may not be any safer than the banned ephedra that they replace.
The FDAs ephedra ban, and Mercks Vioxx withdrawal have been hot news topics. These drug recalls and ephedra banning have brought lawsuits from many different angles. Obviously, some people think that some of the lawsuits will be frivolous. In fact, there has been a lot of news during the last decade about “frivolous lawsuits” brought by injured consumers against large companies for defective products. However, according to one report from Public Citizen http://www.citizen.org/congress/civjus/tort/myths/articles.cfmID=12369, businesses file many more times the amount of lawsuits than consumers do and are more likely to be sanctioned by a court for bringing a frivolous claim.
State governments have enacted tort reform which has capped potential damages for certain types of claims in some states. George W. Bushs state of Texas implemented tort reform in 2003 to cap medical malpractice liability. George W. Bush has continued to push for tort reform nationwide since he took office.
The real question is, if businesses are the ones who are generally taking too much of our courts time- why has there been such a push for individual tort reform Is it possible that injured individuals are not a group of organized people with continuous business interests that actively lobby for tort reform While frivolous lawsuits are a concern for everyone, shouldnt tort reform really focus on the parties who are bringing most of them
If you rent a home, protect it by buying Renters Insurance.
Renters insurance is often overlooked by people who are renting their house or apartment.Many people don’t realize that their landlord’s insurance only covers the building that you live, there in no coverage for your personal belongs.Renters insurance usually offers full coverage to protect your belongs from fire, flooding, theft, and many other types of perils.Most renters’ policies are actually very inexpensive, especially when compared with regular homeowners insurance; and it’s easy to get a renters insurance quote.People who rent their homes or apartments may not realize that they may need liability insurance. You could be held responsible for injury to another person if they were injured in your rented residence.Fortunately, most renters insurance will guarantee personal liability coverage.Renters insurance will be able to help protect you in case of a liability lawsuit against you.In addition, if the place you are renting becomes unlivable for any reason, most renters’ insurance policies will allow additional living expenses.This means that your insurance will pay for your hotel room or any other expense you may have if your home become unlivable.
The United State Court System, an Eye for Research
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Foods and Diets Litigations
Why is that food processing and commerce are not strictly regulated by law so as to prevent health problems generated by an inadequate diet Unhealthy products encourage an unhealthy diet, appealing the consumer by their availability within reach and the invading advertising. If the food producers are controlled by health officials, then it must be that the regulations are too lax in as far as marketed foods are concerned.
Affordable Insurance Quotes To Save You Money!
Whether youre looking for insurance quotes for auto, life, travel or health you can find some great rates on the internet. Insurance quotes coverage can provide peace of mind and also financial coverage in the event that something untoward happens.
Five Reasons Why I dont Have a Will
One: I hate my children and want them to never speak to each other again after the battle over my estate.
The Prenuptial Agreement Dilemma
Should we have a prenuptial agreement
Checklist for Hiring a Private Investigator
Looking for an old friend Want to know if your spouse is cheating Need to check out a potential tenant or employee
Stopping Home Foreclosure
A Foreclosure Prevention Service has numerous ways it can help you deal with the foreclosure process. Under the law, you have a right to remain in the property for a certain period of time. If you can’t pay the full amount owed without creating a hardship for your family you need a legal review of your situation, your rights, and your choices before you agree to anything. Protect yourself and your family.
Legal Protection for Same-Sex Couples
Has anyone considered a compromise solution to the issue of legalization of same-sex marriages
USCIS formerly INS continues to expand online InfoPass service.
Citizenship and Immigration Services formerly Immigration and Naturalization Services, INS continues to rollout its immigration information by appointment system called InfoPass, with three new USCIS districts added last week. Atlanta, Boston and Houston are the newest additions, making the system now available in almost all major metropolitan areas with large immigrant populations. These areas include Los Angeles, New York and Miami.
Personal Injury Lawyer
The history of the Personal Injury Lawyer is littered with interesting facts about the U.S. legal system and contingent fee based practices http://www.glofin.com. While many critics accuse trial lawyers of bringing frivolous lawsuits into the American legal system, nothing is farther from the truth.Personal Injury Lawyers advance their clients services and cash for case costs while funding companies like Global Financial 866-709-1100 advance cash to Plaintiffs against their pending settlements.Personal Injury Lawyers provide a valuable service to the American Justice system by working for a contingent fee which is only payable if there is recovery for their client. If there is no recovery for their client then the Personal Injury Lawyer will receive nothing and therefore these lawyers will only take cases that have merit. There is no advantage to the lawyer accepting a “frivolous lawsuit” because there is a high likelihood of no recovery and therefore no fee to the lawyer.
What To Do When You Get Into An Accident
Accidents are unexpected occurrences in life. These are traumatic events that nobody wants to encounter. Because of the shock an accident causes, people tend to lose their ability to think correctly resulting to serious injuries, even death, to himself or to another party.
Pleas & Court Appearances in New York Criminal Courts
At arraignment, the District Attorney may offer a plea to a lesser charge than what you were arrested for originally. Pleas are offered to unburden an extremely congested criminal court calendar, as well as to get rid of lesser criminal cases so the District Attorney can rightfully concentrate on the more serious crimes.
TV Signal Theft – Robbing Canadians
NC—According to some recent ads, theres no such thing as free cable or satellite TV.
Stop Collection Agency Harassment
Owing a debt does not automatically subject you to harrassing, threatening and other inappropriate collection agency behavior. Some collection agencies go too far with what I call "renegade collectors" they will repeatedly call you at your home and/or business, threaten to send a marshall over to serve you with lawsuit papers or send intimidating letters, appearing to come from an attorney or law firm, stating that you will lose your car, wages and other property if you do not pay your debt! It does not matter that you failed to pay a debt or that you can not afford to pay your debt at this time no one should intimidate, threaten or harrass you or coerce you to give out personal or financial information. Inappropriate collection procedures can intimidate you into paying for costs that may not even be your responsibility.You are protected by the law from innapropriate collection procedures.
Changes in the Social Security Laws
It is time we educate and update ourselves regarding essential issues of the Social Security Administration.By having enough knowledge of SSA’s vital programs concerning Supplemental Security Income SSI and Disability Insurance DI,we would truly understand the workings --- implementations,qualifications,claiming procedures,etc.
Are You In The Market For a Car Loan
Car loans are a tempting way to purchase a new car. While they provide for easy access to a car, these loans can get quite expensive if you do not know enough about what you are getting into. Simple research will provide you with information that can save you some real expenses. Even if you are getting a used car loan or a car title loan, you need to understand what you are getting into.
Rights and Obligations with Prenuptial Agreement
Prenuptial agreements are like insurance policies. You do the paperwork, and then hope youll never need it. However, since half of marriages end in divorce within the first seven years, you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement before you walk down the aisle and say, "I do."
How to Start an Online Bankruptcy Forms Processing Service
Due to the dramatic increase in technology, paralegals now have the ability to outsource their skills and earn extra money working from home as a bankruptcy forms processor. Unlike an attorney or notary public, a bankruptcy forms processor does not have jurisdictional limits.In other words, a bankruptcy forms processor could live in Yellow Springs, Ohio and prepare bankruptcy petitions, pleadings, Motions and other court documents for attorneys practicing in California, New York or any other U.S. state.
Finding The Right Lawyer To Represent You
Adjuster Henry Hustle from GiveAwayNothing Insurance tried to take advantage of you so you’ve decided to obtain the services of an attorney.Here are some insights you should consider:
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