legislature News

Evers Proposes Flood Bills Even Though Assembly Is Done

MADISON, Wis. — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed a multimillion dollar package of legislation Tuesday designed to control spring flooding, hoping to convince Republicans to reconvene the state Assembly to pass them. Assembly Republicans adjourned their two-year session in February …

Arizona: No. 14 in Population, but No. 1 in Auto Glass Claims

More auto glass claims are filed in Arizona than any state in the nation. The National Insurance Crime Bureau says there’s something fishy about that. Howard Handler, government affairs director for NICB, said he doesn’t believe Arizona highways have that …

Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Cap in Injury Cases

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state’s cap on damages for noneconomic injuries in personal injury lawsuits is unconstitutional. The court ruled 4-2 that capping damages an injured person is able to recover in …

CompScope Report Highlights Tenn. and Texas Reforms, Fla. Court Rulings

Tennessee moved from the low end to the very low end of total workers’ compensation claim costs after passage of reform legislation in 2013 that trimmed permanent partial disability benefits and slashed the number of attorneys in the system. Costs …

North Carolina Legislature Makes ER Malpractice Suits Harder

North Carolina lawmakers have decided to make it very difficult for a patient harmed by an emergency room doctor to collect compensation for anything beyond medical costs and lost income. The House and Senate on Thursday approved final versions of …