Back in May we reported on work (PDF) by Martin Grace (Georgia State) and Tyler Leverty (University of Iowa) finding a positive association between legislative limits on liability and lower insurance rates -- seemingly an obvious if not redundant finding, but one that some advocates have resisted with strange pertinacity. Grace and Leverty also offer particular attention to a point often overlooked, which is that the full rate-lowering benefits are unlikely to emerge until it becomes clear that a given round of reforms will survive scrutiny by often-unsympathetic judges. Now the paper is getting another round of publicity: Iowa Press-Citizen, Legal NewsLine, and TortsProf.
Grace & Leverty on tort reform and insurance rates, cont'd
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- Missouri Supreme Court strikes down noneconomic damage caps in med mal cases
- Spirited med-mal debate complete!
- New Featured Discussion: MI and Cato scholars debate med-mal
- Tennessee Legislature sends tort reform package to governor
- Trial lawyer transportation lobbying: It's a pretty big deal
- What interests the Canadians at the trial lawyers convention
- "Crist's costly populism"
- AJP's liability-reform "heroes and villains"
- "That nice Mr. Smith does not have to pay this personally, does he?"
- New study: Illinois med-mal ruling to boost insurers' costs 18%
- Quoted in Investors Business Daily
- Legislatures cap damages: Minorities, union workers hardest hit
- Florida's property-insurance "public option"
- Adverse selection and insurance regulation
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