Comments on: Giuliani speaks on litigation reform at Chamber summit http://overlawyered.com/2012/10/giuliani-speaks-litigation-reform-chamber-summit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=giuliani-speaks-litigation-reform-chamber-summit Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:21:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Healthcare Update — 11-12-2012 | WhiteCoat's Call Room http://overlawyered.com/2012/10/giuliani-speaks-litigation-reform-chamber-summit/comment-page-1/#comment-184255 Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:01:03 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=33916#comment-184255 [...] Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, speaking at US Chamber of Commerce’s Legal Reform Summit in Washington, notes that frivolous lawsuits divert resources from critical services such as education, police, fire, (and health care). In one case a man was awarded $70 million after tripping in a pothole and becoming paralyzed … while fleeing from police after committing a crime. Giuliani also noted that “”We’re losing a lot of our best doctors to other states who have now passed tort reform.” Additional coverage at Overlawyered.com [...]

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By: mike http://overlawyered.com/2012/10/giuliani-speaks-litigation-reform-chamber-summit/comment-page-1/#comment-180425 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:48:00 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=33916#comment-180425 Here is a change I would make: slip and fall claims are no longer valid.
(or at a minimum, when outside, or when running, or when fleeing the police)

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By: peter http://overlawyered.com/2012/10/giuliani-speaks-litigation-reform-chamber-summit/comment-page-1/#comment-180314 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:48:25 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=33916#comment-180314 Examples of changes from the Tort Division Chief
“enact laws that would reduce the interest rate on unpaid settlements held in escrow; limit the city’s liability in cases when the plaintiff is partially at fault; and expand the ability to bypass juries with cases adjudicated by judges”

Google is your friend

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By: Ron Miller http://overlawyered.com/2012/10/giuliani-speaks-litigation-reform-chamber-summit/comment-page-1/#comment-180031 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:12:20 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=33916#comment-180031 He had a “settlement” of $70 million that got “reduced” to $4 million. How does that work?

Did he explain why the tort system is unfair and how he would change it?

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