Tort Reform Protects Rapists

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a severe reduction of compensatory damages awarded to a minor in Ohio who was the victim of two rapes.  In Simpkins v. Grace Brethren Church of Delaware, Ohio, the Court ruled the cap on noneconomic damages in tort actions is constitutional when applied to a minor.   Jessica Simpkins was the victim of a […]

Fallout from Examination of Plaintiff by a Physician Chosen by the Defendant

Saying the legal system is adversarial is stating the obvious. The extent to which the conflict between opposing parties has spread outside the courthouse is not always obvious. Recently, Steven Gursten, an attorney in Michigan, wrote a blog exposing blatant contradictions between the statements made by his client to anindependent medical examiner and the statements the independent […]