Monday, December 13, 2004

 

MICRA is not the problem

Doug Lorenz beat me to the punch on explaining what's wrong with Jamie Court's L.A. Times op-ed attacking MICRA. I'll just add one point.

MICRA caps general damages at $250,000. The two cases Court references resulted in settlements of $25,000 and $100,000. Neither settlement was limited by the cap, because neither was for even as much as half the cap.

Personally, I think both of these settlements show a poor job of legal representation, and Court should be asking why we have made it so difficult to go after the plaintiff's attorneys involved for malpractice. Of course, that would be biting the hand that feeds him.


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