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Missouri Bill Seeks to Limit Recoverable Medical Costs in Injury Suits

Missouri lawmakers sent Gov. Eric Greitens a measure Thursday that would limit how much money people could receive for medical costs in injury lawsuits, the latest in a series of proposals that Republican supporters hope will make the state more …

Lawyer Spending on TV Ads Up 68% Since 2008

Lawyer spending on television advertising is growing faster than all others and online legal key word advertising is among the most expensive in America, according to a new report released today at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR) …

In Asia Asbestos Pushed as Product for the Poor

The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at the conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world’s poorest people. The …

Attorneys Scour Internet for GM Lawsuit Clients

General Motors may face lawsuits for millions of dollars over its recall of 1.6 million cars, but first lawyers have to find clients if they hope to get a foot in the courthouse door. To do so they are buying …

Kansas Lawsuit Damages Cap Could Increase Periodically

Kansas would allow greater damages in personal injury lawsuits but change some evidence rules in ways favored by business and medical groups under legislation that advanced Wednesday in the state Senate. Senators gave first-round approval on a voice vote to …

Lawsuit Financing Legislation Advances in Indiana

The director of a group of financing companies warned Wednesday that lawmakers “would eliminate this industry from Indiana” should they approve a measure targeting companies that provide cash advances – sometimes at sky-high rates of return – to people awaiting …

Propane Company Denies Negligence in Oklahoma Explosion

A McAlester, Okla., propane company has denied wrongdoing in civil lawsuits filed over an explosion at a Eufaula plant that killed one man and injured another. Two lawsuits have been filed in McIntosh County District Court against RAM Inc./W.E. Allford …

Toyota’s First Acceleration-Linked Fatality Case Goes to Trial

Toyota Motor Corp. goes before a jury for the first time in a lawsuit over a claim that unexpected acceleration of one of its cars caused a death. Opening statements are scheduled to start as early as today in California …

Laws Leave Cruise Ship Victims at Sea

When Walter Henry Alderfer learned last month about the Costa Concordia shipwreck off Italy, it brought back bad memories. In April 2007, he, his wife and his daughter were aboard the Sea Diamond cruise ship when it struck a reef …