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The top story this morning is the state Supreme Court retracting the medical malpractice remittitur rule. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, following the rescinding of the rule under which trial courts could reduce noneconomic damages in med mal cases, attorneys said it would not change the area of law very much because trial judges are reluctant to reduce damages awarded by juries and because so-called runaway jury verdicts are rare.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. had a split week in gas rulings, winnings its motion to dismiss an amended complaint from a drilling company with which it had a contract, but losing its argument that plaintiffs should show a heavy burden of proof before starting discovery in a separate case.
In this month’s Public Interest Page, Tomas Bednar writes about competence in representing clients with disabilities.
This week’s Law Technology News Page covers when a trial technology upgrade is actually a downgrade because of complications with the new tech.
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