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March 27, 2017

In the News Today – March 27, 2017

Tort Reform Bill Could Save $50 Billion in Health Care Costs: The Congressional Budget Office said that the Protecting Access to Care Act (H.R. 1215) could save up to $50 billion in health care costs over the next 10 years. H.R. 1215 proposes a nationwide cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases arising out of federally funded health care programs. (Law360)

American Bar Association Responds to Goodlatte’s Letter on Trial Lawyer Drug Lawsuit Ads; Agrees to Review Current Rules: Following a request from House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, an American Bar Association (ABA) working group will review the current model ethics rules and determine if they should be updated to require a disclaimer in attorney ads that seek plaintiffs who have been injured by medications. (ABA Journal)

Vaccine Courts Could Provide Framework for Resolving Driverless Car Litigation: As the automotive industry attempts to address tech growth and safety, it is worthwhile to  consider the development of the vaccine court in 1986. Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act to establish a special court within the U.S. Court of Federal Claims dedicated to hearing vaccine injury claims. The special court showed it was “possible to find a workable solution to protect a lifesaving technology.” (Automotive News)

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