Back in April I reported that New Hampshire was considering a bill to create an alternative to the way litigation is conducted by establishing a voluntary process that involved early settlement proposals. Go here for the background on the story. I also commented on the pros and cons of such an approach. Go here and here for comments by me and others on the proposal.
I thought the bill would become law (here is the more recent update before today's news), but surprisingly the TortsProf blog is reporting today (without any more details) that the governor has vetoed it.