A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of November 12-18.


Study Suggests Medical Tort Reform Could Save Billions

Katie Jacobson | Legal Newsline

A recent study says medical liability reform at the state level reduced total health care premiums by 2.6 percent, and that if those same reforms were made on a national level, insured Americans could save more than $15 billion.

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Smoker Dies Of Lung Cancer, Family Wins $12.5M After Blaming Asbestos

Julia Marsh | NY Post

The family of a man who claimed his lung-cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure was awarded $12.5 million by a Manhattan jury — despite the fact that he smoked two packs of cigarettes a day.

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