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May 30, 2014

In the News Today – May 30, 2014

A $42 million judgment against a group of former plaintiffs’ attorneys in the 2005 Fen-Phen case will stand after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal in the case. (Insurance Journal)

Texas Governor Rick Perry pens an op-ed touting the positive economic and health care impact of the state’s 2003 medical liability reforms. “Common-sense measure [sic] like medical tort reform are why Texas continues to be the best place in the nation to live, work, play, raise a family or build a business.” (Cypress Creek Mirror)

Federal lawmakers have renewed legislation that would require judges to, “consider the public’s interest before agreeing to seal court records about products liability lawsuits with companies.” Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced the “Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2014” in the Senate this month. (Law.com)

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