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Special Update Message -- LCJ December 5-6 Meeting in New York City!
Nov. 29,2013

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Update: SB-153 Dies in Senate Judiciary Committee
May. 15,2012
Colorado's Anti-Protective Orders Legislation SB-153 Died in Senate Judiciary Committee
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Alert: Oppose SB-153, Anti-Protective Orders Legislation
Mar. 14,2012
We are encouraging you to take action now to oppose SB-153, an anti-protective orders bill in Colorado. The Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee may soon schedule a hearing on this bill and the full Senate may vote soon thereafter.
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Update: SB5054 Killed on Senate Floor
Feb. 24,2012

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Alert: Take Action Now - Oppose SB5054, Anti-Protective Orders Legislation
Feb. 14,2012
We are encouraging you to take action now to oppose SB. 5054, an anti-protective orders bill that come up for a vote on the floor of the Washington State Senate at any time.
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Voom Decision Underscores Need for E-Discovery Reform
Feb. 02,2012

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LCJ's FRCP Committee Meeting Scheduled For July 14th
Jul. 13,2011
The conference call will take place at 4:30 pm EDT
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Update: SC Tort Reform Bill Becomes Law
Jun. 22,2011
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed into law on Tuesday June 14th H. 3375, a tort reform bill concerning appeal bonds and punitive damages.
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Tennessee Governor Signs Sweeping Tort Reform Bill
Jun. 16,2011
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed on June 16, 2011 Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011, a broad tort reform bill. Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) sponsored the legislation as a way to provide businesses with certainty and predictability in litigation while ensuring that injured plaintiffs are compensated for their suffering.
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Update: South Carolina Tort Reform Passes Senate
Jun. 02,2011
The South Carolina state Senate approved on Wednesday H. 3375, the South Carolina Fairness in Civil Justice Act of 2011
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Update: South Carolina Tort Reform Advances to Governor With Defense Bar Support
Jun. 02,2011
The South Carolina House of Representatives Passed H. 3375, the South Carolina Fairness in Civil Justice Act of 2011
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Alert: Oppose S. 623
May. 24,2011
LCJ is encouraging you to take action now to oppose S. 623, the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2011, which was passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 12 to 6 vote on May 19, 2011.
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Update: Provisions That LCJ Opposed Were Stricken From Oil Spill Bill
Oct. 25,2010
Provisions in the federal Oil Spill legislation (HR 5503) that would have placed severe restrictions on judges from issuing protective orders and diminished the impact of the Class Action Fairness Act have been stricken from the legislative proposal before the bill reaches the U.S. House of Representatives.
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