Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tort Reform victory in Arizona: heightened level of proof required

Tort reform proposals usually have one of three purposes: to make it more difficult for plaintiffs to bring claims, to make it more difficult to recover or to limit what can be recovered. Chris Robinette of TortsProf Blog reports of a recent tort reform victory in Arizona that falls in the first or the second category: Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law requiring plaintiffs to prove malpractice against ER physicians by clear-and-convincing evidence.

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