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Fri 13 Jan, 2012 # News

Mark Hart Wins Appeal that Reinstates Tort Reform Statute

As part of Alabama’s tort reform, the Legislature enacted Code sec. 12—21—45 that allows juries to consider that plaintiff’s medical bills were paid by health insurance. The statute prevents windfall verdicts in which juries unknowingly compensate plaintiffs for expenses they did not pay. A trial judge struck the statute as […]