Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Hampshire overrides governor's veto on "early settlement proposal" bill -- UPDATED

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.

The proposal was adopted but then  vetoed by the governor.  But that was not the end of it.  The PopTort is now reporting that the state legislature has voted to override the veto and adopted the measure.  Go here for a comment by the PopTort very critical of the bill.

UPDATE (6/30):  You can read a reply to the PopTort's article by Professor Chris Robinette at the TortsProf blog here.

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