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Punitives measures advance (access required)

Two bills allowing punitive damages in drunken driving cases were among those surviving last week’s “cross-over,” as the houses of the General Assembly reached a deadline to begin work on each other’s bills. House Bill 297 would impose civil liability ...

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Last-minute push saves IOLTA (access required)

Despite seemingly strong support when first introduced, a bill to roll back the Supreme Court’s mandatory IOLTA rule was stopped in the House banking committee last Thursday. The House Corporations, Insurance and Banking committee voted 10-8, with three abstentions, to ...

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Incumbent judges OK'd (access required)

The General Assembly has re-elected 40 incumbent judges and a State Corporation Commission member. Circuit Court Judge Alan E. Rosenblatt was re-elected to a seat in the 2nd Circuit; E. Everett Bagnell and Westbrook J. Parker in the 5th; Robert ...

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Merillat, disease measures defeated (access required)

The House Commerce and Labor Committee has killed two bills that would have codified repetitive trauma coverage into the Workers’ Compensation Act. By identical 15-7 margins, the committee voted to permanently table House Bill 94 and directly to defeat H.B. ...

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