Tort Reform

Delay in Passing Traffic Safety Rules Endangers Motorists

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 1, 2021

At least half a dozen traffic safety rules that directly impact motorist safety continue to remain backlogged, while motorists remain at risk of injuries. According to a report, a number of traffic safety laws, including those that would require back seat passengers to wear seat belts and trucks to come with speed limiters, continue to […]

Missouri Supreme Court Upholds State’s Cap on Non-Economic Damage

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 17, 2012

As you may have read, I recently wrote regarding lawsuits that are currently pending in Mississippi, where the proponents of the suits are seeking to have the stat’s cap on tort damages overturned. However, it seems that Mississippi is not the only state that is currently facing this issue. In Missouri, after winning a recent […]

The Resolution of Two Personal Injury Cases May End Mississippi’s Cap on Non-Economic Damages

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | May 2, 2012

According to, a state judge has declared a legislatively imposed cap on how much juries can award in non-economic damages unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Charles Webster in Coahoma County issued the ruling April 20 in a 14-page opinion. He criticized the Legislature for intruding into judicial authority. Webster’s ruling came in a motion filed by […]

Metrolink Train Accident Settlement Illustrates Dangers of Tort Reform

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | August 7, 2011

Earlier this month, a judge carved up a $200 million settlement fund to be divided among dozens of people who had filed personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Southern California’s commuter rail network and other defendants. For many of these plaintiffs, the settlement money will barely cover medical costs, leave alone the crushing expenses […]