Thursday, October 13, 2016

Movement afoot to prevent a vote on Arkansas referendum that would cap attorney fees and damages in medical cases -- UPDATED

September 3, 2016:   The ABA Journal online is reporting that two lawsuits have been filed this week to block an Arkansas ballot referendum that would cap non-economic damages and attorney fees in medical injury cases.  The state’s Bar Association also opposes the proposed measure which would require legislators to create a cap for non-economic damages in medical lawsuits against health-care providers of at least $250,000, and would limit contingency fees to one-third of any recovery after all costs of the litigation are deducted.

UPDATE (Oct. 13, 2016):  The TortsProf blog is reporting today that the Arkansas Supreme Court has just killed the ballot initiative.  TortsProf has a link to more information. 

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