Civil Justice News Clippings

Media Coverage-2012

Senate Bill Streamlines Settlement, but Critics Call Reform One Sided
Portsmouth Herald, April 9, 2012

Tort reform, limiting power of courts among proposed bills related to judiciary February 21, 2012

Rick Santorum’s Wife Karen Sued for $500,000 Despite Senator’s Calls for Tort Reform
Huffington Post, February 15, 2012

Nashua Telegraph says Superior Court should stay put! 
Nashua Telegraph January 19, 2012

Media Coverage-2011

Budget Troubles Cut Delivery of Justice
USA Today December 6, 2011

We Need a National Justice Index
National Law Journal December 5, 2011

Agency Restores Doctor Discipline Files -- With a Catch  November 9, 2011

Re-examining the coffee case
Concord Monitor November 8, 2011

Cain supports barriers to suit- calls for tort deform in speech to GOP Health Care Caucus
Politico November 2, 2011

 GOP Candidates Would Cut Federal Judges' Power
Law. Com October 25, 2011

Bill aims to restore consumers' right to sue October 18, 2011

Consumers’ Right to Sue
NYT October 13, 2011

Keene Sentinel September 27, 2011

Media Coverage-2010

Mistakes Chronicled on Medicare Patients-Politics Must Not Delay Justice (editorial)
Fosters Daily Democrat November  22, 2010

Army Identified Blood Test for Mild Brain Injury, October 15, 2010

Prudential Invests Troop Death Benefits
Washington Post, October 3, 2010

Merit to NH Funding Lawsuit
Seacoast on Line, October 3, 2010

Healers Who Harm
Newsweek, October 1, 2010

Judicial  Budget Cuts Cause for Concern
Nashua Telegraph Editorial, September 30, 2010

Lawyers Sue Over Cuts to Court Budget, September 29, 2010

Lawsuit Filed for Court Funding
Concord Monitor, September 28, 2010

Court System Crippled
Concord Monitor, September 19, 2010

The Business of New Hampshire's Courts
WMUR Interview of NHBA President, September 3, 2010

Lawyers:  Adequately Fund the Courts
Concord Monitor, August 9, 2010

Judicial Delayed:  Citizens pay the price for strain on state courts' budgets
Concord Monitor, August 8, 2010

Judicial Budget Cuts Cause for Concern
Nashua Telegraph, July 23, 2010

Chief Justice: Courts are 'dying'

Concord Monitor - April 9, 2010

Courts' Money Woes to Increase
Concord Monitor - March 2010

Media Coverage-2009

Court Cases Unresolved; Judges Few
Concord Monitor-June 12, 2009

US Grapples with Solutions to Preventable Medical Errors
CMAJ - Canadian Medical Association, March 31, 2009

NH Courts' Financial Woes Mean a Wait for Justice
Fosters Daily Democrat, February 27, 2009

'Justice Denied' in New Hampshire as Recession Delays LawCases
Bloomberg News, February 12, 2009. 

Justice pleads for mercy
Concord Monitor, January 23, 2009

Media Coverage-2008

Even Jury Hiring is Frozen
LA Times, December 22, 2008

The bleak court of Broderick
Concord Monitor, December 10, 2008

Juries to be laid off in February
Concord Monitor, December 9, 2008

Sixth Amendment as Casualty of Financial Crisis
Wall Street Journal Law Blog, December 9, 2008

Sexist Talk Comes With Penalty
Concord Monitor, October 8, 2008

Jury Trials to Be Halted in One State Feeling Pinch
New York Times, December 8, 2008

Malpractice screening debated
Concord Monitor, December 7, 2008

Many NH jury trials to be put on hold to save money
Union Leader, December 6, 2008

Media Coverage-2004

Broker Accused of Rigging Bids for Insurance
The New York Times
October 15, 2004

As Malpractice Caps Spread, Lawyers Turn Away Some Cases
The Wall Street Journal   October 8, 2004

The Real Tort: A Local GOP Leader Criticizes His Party's Stance
The Memphis Flyer  October 8, 2004

Doctors Err, Insurer Balks: HealthPartners Won't Pay For Major Mistakes
Associated Press  October 7, 2004

Look Who's Behind 'Tort Reform'
The Nation  October 2004.

False Alarm:  How the media helps the insurance industry and the GOP
promote the myth of America's "lawsuit crisis."

Washington Monthly  October 2004

A Cap on Medical Malpractice Verdicts Not the Best Way to Go
Nashua Telegraph  September 30, 2004

Tort Reform Weak Case for Barring Courthouse Door
The Philadelphia Inquirer September 18, 2004

Caps on Damages Aren't Cure for Health Care Ills
USA Today September 17, 2004

Lawsuits Protect Public
USA Today September 14, 2004

Now, Smearing the Trial Lawyers
The Boston Globe  August 25, 2004

Who Gave Trial Lawyers a Bad Name?
The Hartford Couran July 18, 2004

Bush and Trial Lawyers
Arizona Daily Star July 15, 2004

Actionable offense Commentary: GOP created need for trial lawyers it now condemns
CBS MarketWatch July 14, 2004

My Word: Name-Callers, Beware
Orlando Sentinel July 13, 2004

Bush tortures facts on 'trial lawyers'
Newsday July 13, 2004

Curbing Our Right to Sue is Worse than Any Trial Lawyer
St. Petersburg Times July 8, 2004

Conservative Appeal Trial-Lawyers Lobby Discovers Unlikely Friends: Republicans
The Wall Street Journal  July 8, 2004

Medical Malpractice Battle Gets Personal; Some Doctors Refuse to Treat Attorneys
Note:  This article also includes an interview with and quotes from NHTLA's Immediate Past President Timothy C. Coughlin.  USA Today  June 14, 2004

CEO To Get $8.75 Million St. Paul Travelers Details Pay Package
The Hartford Courant    June 11, 2004

Malpractice: Docs Sue Docs
Crain's Chicago Business  April  26, 2004

UnitedHealth First-Quarter Net Rose 37% as Medical Claims Eased
The Wall Street Journal  April 16, 2004

Malpractice Awards Remain Flat
The Wall Street Journal  April 1, 2004

Research Counters Furor Over Malpractice Lawsuits
USA Today  March 24, 2004

Blacklist Reflected Poorly on Medical Profession
Houston Chronicle  March 15, 2004

In Texas, Hire a Lawyer, Forget about a Doctor?
New York Times  March 5, 2004

Media Coverage-2003

AnchorMoney and Medicine: Making Malpractice Harder to Prove
New York Times  December 21, 2003

Malpractice Makes Perfect:   How the GOP milks a bogus doctors' insurance crisis
Washington Monthly  October 2003

What Crisis?  GAO: Malpractice Premium Spikes Don't Force Out Docs
The Washington Post  September 16, 2003

Special Report: Hype Outraces Fact in Medical Malpractice Debate
USA Today  March 5, 2003

Commentary: A Second Opinion on the Malpractice Plague
Business Week  March 3, 2003

Underwriter Gives Doctors Dose of Reality
Palm Beach Post  January 23, 2003

Tort Reform: A Little Here, a Little There...
Business Week  January 20, 2003

Media Coverage-2002

Lawsuits Alone Didn't Cause Premiums to Skyrocket; Earlier Price War a Factor
The Wall Street Journal  June 24, 2002






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