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Death Toll Climbs to 14 for Florida Nursing Home That Lost AC in Irma

Two women who lived at a Florida nursing home that lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma have died, bringing to 14 the number of fatalities linked to the home. Cecilia Franco, 90, and Francesca Andrade, 95, died from ailments suffered …

California Study Examines Litigant Preferences for Resolving Civil Lawsuits

University of California, Davis Professor Donna Shestowsky has authored a new study, “The Psychology of Procedural Preference: How Litigants Evaluate Legal Procedures Ex Ante,” on the legal procedures preferred by people involved in civil lawsuits at the start of their …

Oklahoma Lawmakers Begin Special Session on Lawsuits

At the request of Gov. Mary Fallin, the Oklahoma Legislature returned to the state Capitol on Tuesday for a special session to address changes to the way civil lawsuits are handled in the state. The House and Senate convened shortly …

Lawsuits Looming Following Oklahoma Officers Sentencing

The worst police scandal to roil the law-and-order town of Tulsa, Okla., in more than a generation could continue to haunt the city even after four officers sentenced on corruption-related charges this week head to prison. Tulsa still faces at …

Ad Campaign Seeks Limits on Civil Lawsuits in Louisiana

A coalition of business groups is using an advertising campaign to try to persuade Louisiana’s legislature to limit lawsuits including over asbestos injury claims. Two organizations representing a list of business lobbying groups and others are putting $70,000 into 30-second …