"Mississippi Adopts 'Tort Reform'," LJN's Prod. Liab. L. & Strategy, at 1, (April 2003).

04.01.2003

Tort reform continues to be a controversial topic.  California has placed a cap on damages. As this article went to press, New York was considering similar legislation.  Doctors in several states have conducted "strikes" to protest the amount of their malpractice premiums and to urge tort reform in their states. Co-author Habib Nasrullah describes recent legislation in Mississippi in order to alert readers to the trend and illustrate one state's efforts to deal with the problem of astronomic verdicts by sympathetic juries.