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January 16, 2015

In The News Today – January 16, 2015

A federal judge has ruled that BP faces a penalty of $13.7 billion under the U.S. Clean Water Act, as a result of the 2010 Gulf oil spill. That penalty is down from the $18 million sought by the U.S. Justice Department. (Wall Street Journal)

As Texas Governor Rick Perry leaves office, the San Antonio Express-News looks at his legislative accomplishments, including legal reform. “According to the Texas Department of Insurance, average payouts had dropped 22 percent and medical malpractice claims had fallen 65 percent.” (San Antonio Express-News)

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