Wisconsin Tort Reform: Judges now have less discretion in finding frivolousness, imposing sanctions

March 16, 2011 by matray

side note: Right now, Wisconsin is ground zero in the labor rights fight, but the villain Gov. Scott Walker pushed through a tort reform measure during an emergency session he called during his first week in office. Below is a synopsis by the Wisconsin Trial Bar of the tort reform… Continue reading...

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Wisconsin State Government Flips to Republican Control, Tort Reform Takes Center Stage in New Legislative Agenda

February 7, 2011 by matray

side note: Here is the lead story in the February 2011 issue of Medical Liability Monitor. MLM is a must-read for those in the medical professional liability insurance industry. Wisconsin could be the best barometer of a reshaped political landscape following the Nov. 2, 2010, elections—the only state in the… Continue reading...

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Ohio Experiences Slight Bump in Closed Medical Malpractice Claims in 2009

January 25, 2011 by matray

side note: While Ohio's closed medical professional liability claims experience an uptick in 2009, the total is still down 33 percent from the 5,051 claims that closed cataloged in the report's inaugural edition from 2005. The Ohio Department of Insurance recently issued its fifth annual Ohio Medical Professional Liability Closed… Continue reading...

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The Doctors Company Completes Acquisition of American Physicians Capital, Inc.

October 26, 2010 by matray

side note: The acquisition of Michigan-headquartered AP Capital positions California-based The Doctors Company to better compete in the Midwest. Consolidation and growth. The Doctors Company, the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of American Physicians Capital, Inc. (AP Capital),… Continue reading...

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