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2013-12-16 16:21:48

Natural gas a natural fit for PowerOne and its customers CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerOne is proud to announce its addition of competitive natural gas pricing to its portfolio of energy products and services. By appending this channel to our current electricity campaigns, the company is able to service current and future natural gas customers, in turn adding immediate value to our growth strategy and company objectives of rapid brand and client growth. According to PowerOne...

2013-05-26 16:20:17

AUSTIN, Texas, May 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bill that changes the way health care plans are reimbursed following liability lawsuits and puts more money into the pocket of injured parties was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry today. The measure makes it easier to settle meritorious cases, thus saving plaintiff and defense time and money. "We greatly appreciate the Governor seeing the sensibility of this measure and signing it into law," said Mike Hull, the general counsel...

2013-03-21 12:27:22

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With comprehensive medical liability reform legislation waiting to take center stage sometime this year, the Health Coalition on Liability and Access met in Washington this week to discuss recent developments at the state level and hear from liability reform experts and Members of Congress on the path forward for federal reform in 2013. Speakers at this year's Annual Meeting included Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), the Honorable Judy Harris...

2012-09-24 06:27:12

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Medical Board licensed a record 3,630 new physicians in the fiscal year that ended last month. The record total is 70 percent more than the board issued in 2001 and 2002; the low water marks during Texas's medical liability crisis. It's also the fifth new record since passage of the 2003 reforms. Texas has long been a net importer of physicians and this past year was no different. Seventy-three percent of the state's...

2012-09-19 06:27:31

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Michael Speer, M.D., President, Texas Medical Association: It's clockwork. Nine years ago this month, Texas voters approved our desperately needed medical liability reforms. Just like every other year at this time, the trial lawyers' propaganda machine is once again trying to convince Texans to ignore the improvements they're seeing all around them. I'm pleased to report on some new research that...

2008-07-01 12:00:30

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a joint statement of Lisa Rickard, President of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, and Robin Conrad, Executive Vice President of the National Chamber Litigation Center, on today's ruling by the Rhode Island Supreme Court, which overturns the 2006 jury verdict against former manufacturers of lead-based paint. "Public nuisance is an 800- year old legal theory twisted by the plaintiffs' bar and overreaching state...