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tort reform

Apr 3, 2018

Walker signs tort-reform bill (UPDATE)

Gov. Scott Walker was expected on Tuesday to sign legislation making a long list of changes to the state’s civil litigation rules.

Mar 16, 2018

Senate to vote on civil-litigation bill

The Wisconsin Senate will be taking up a bill that would make a number of changes to the state's civil-litigation rules.

Feb 23, 2018

Tort reform bill heads to Senate

The Wisconsin Assembly gave the green light this week to legislation that would change various parts of the state’s civil-litigation rules.

Feb 23, 2018

Closing Arguments: Taking sides on tort reform

Shortly after Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011, he and his fellow Republicans in the state Legislature passed sweeping legislation touching on many corners of the state’s tort laws. Since then, scarcely a year has gone by without Republican lawmakers putting forward at least one piece of major tort-reform legislation. The latest proposals come […]

Jan 30, 2018

Personal injury lawyers offer change to tort-reform bill

Two Republican lawmakers who are personal-injury lawyers are proposing an amendment that would scale back a so-called tort-reform bill.

Jan 29, 2018

Public hearing scheduled for tort reform bill

A panel of lawmakers from the state Senate, including two lawyers, are scheduled to hear public testimony on Tuesday on a bill calling for a series of changes to Wisconsin's tort laws.

Dec 23, 2013

CAPITOLISMS BLOG: Well, at least we’re not a judicial hellhole

It’s too bad for the Republicans who control the statehouse that tort reform seems to be far less of an issue of public concern than the economy.

May 9, 2013

Assembly votes to cap lawyer contingency fees

The state Assembly voted 60-36 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would cap at $30 million the amount of contingency fees lawyers can collect for doing state work.

Apr 25, 2013

Two tort-reform proposals move ahead, one likely dies (UPDATE)

Two Wisconsin tort reform proposals received approvals from a legislative judiciary committee Thursday and one more or less died.

Apr 22, 2013

Editorial: Logic behind tort reform push is unclear

Lawmakers pushing for tort reform at the state Capitol paint a colorful picture of soaring attorney fees and malpractice lawsuits.

Apr 22, 2013

Tort reform tug of war: Political opponents pit corporations against citizens in debate

If tort-reform bills now before state legislators had been laws two years ago, Lindy Orlowski would be out about $60,000.

Jul 2, 2012

Health care ruling spurs employment action, tort reform debate

As lawyers, lawmakers and legal experts continue to digest the 193-page U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding most of the federal health care law, including its individual insurance coverage mandate, one thing is clear: the decision will make an indelible impact on [...]


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