Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

High court turns down early health care challenge

by Published: November 8,2010

Tags: health care reform, Supreme Court

Federal appeals court has not yet considered case WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down the first preliminary challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The decision Monday to reject an appeal from a former Republican state lawmaker in California was no surprise because a federal appeals court has yet to consider the […] [...]

Breaking News: Tort reform saved

by Published: September 23,2010

Tags: Double Quick, Lymas, Supreme Court, tort reform

Mississippi’s tort reform laws are safe, thanks to a Sept. 23 Mississippi Supreme Court ruling that upheld the denial of a $4.1-million jury award vehemently opposed by dozens of trade associations and Gov. Haley Barbour. Double Quick Inc. v. Ronnie Lee Lymas is a case relevant to premises liability as well as tort reform law. […] [...]

Future of business at risk?

by Published: May 23,2010

Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, tort reform battle

State Supreme Court ruling will affect all economic development going forward Politics, money and emotion formed a combustible mix in the halls of the state Capitol the early part of the 2000s as the business community and plaintiffs’ attorneys and their interests waged war over tort reform. The battle lines were simple: The business community […] [...]

Supreme Court declines nursing home case

by Published: January 25,2010

Tags: healthcare, judiciary, Supreme Court

CLEVELAND — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Tennessee company rebuffed in its efforts to move 75 skilled nursing home beds from Cleveland to DeSoto County. The state Court of Appeals had ruled last April for the City of Cleveland in the dispute. The Appeals Court reversed a 2008 […] [...]

Supreme Court rolls back campaign spending limits

by Published: January 21,2010

Tags: Democrats, republicans, Supreme Court, Voting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that corporations may spend as freely as they like to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on business efforts to influence federal campaigns. By a 5-4 vote, the court overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said companies can be prohibited from using money from […] [...]

The end of tort reform?

by Published: January 11,2010

Tags: Supreme Court, tort reform

Case before Supreme Court challenges Mississippi’s 2004 law A case that could repeal 2004 tort reform law capping non-economic damage awards at $1 million is pending before the state Supreme Court, and more than 50 parties have filed briefs supporting or objecting to the appeal. Mississippi’s tort reform laws, some of the most comprehensive in […] [...]

Supreme Court ruling satisfying for Guice

by Published: October 19,2009

Tags: Katrina, Supreme Court

For many Katrina victims, insurance decision came too late to help with financial problems   To Judy Guice, the recent landmark ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court was personal. It established that homeowner insurance policies cover wind damage from hurricanes when water contributes to the loss. A Biloxi attorney, Guice lost her Ocean Springs home […] [...]

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