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44 Advocate (Texas) 1 (2008)

handle is hein.barjournals/adsbate0044 and id is 1 raw text is: STATE BAR LITIGATION SECTION REPORT
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FALL 2008, VOLUME 44
EDITOR'S COMMENTS BY LONNY S. HOFFMAN        .........................................3
CHAIR'S REPORT BY ELIZABETH E. MACK.......................4...................4
SUSTAINING MEMBERS OF THE LITIGATION SECTION OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS.........7
SYMPOSIUM: FIVE YEAR RETROSPECTIVE ON HOUSE BILL 4
SECTION 1 - GENERAL COMMENTARY REGARDING HB4 REFORMS
THE PURPOSE, HISTORY AND FIVE YEAR EFFECT OF RECENT LAWSUIT REFORM IN TEXAS
by Joseph M. Nixon........................9.....      ....................9
A WORD FROM THE OPPONENTS
by A. Craig  Eiland..................................................22
THE IMPACT OF THE 2003 TEXAS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DAMAGES CAP ON PHYSICIAN
SUPPLY AND INSURER PAYOUTS: SEPARATING FACTS FROM RHETORIC
by Charles Silver, David A. Hyman and Bernard Black ......... ............. 25
HOUSE BILL FOUR AFTER FIVE YEARS: BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE
by Hugh Rice Kelly..................................................35
SECTION II - SPECIFIC REFORMS
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
HB4-MEDICAL MALPRACTICE-PLAINTIFFS' PERSPECTIVE
by Paula Sweeney and Jim M. Perdue, Jr. ........................... ......42
HOUSE BILL 4 AFTER FIVE YEARS-A DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE
by D. Michael Wallach and J. Wade Birdwell..............     ................ 53
CLASS ACTIONS
NAVIGATING THE ROUGH TERRAIN: CLASS ACTIONS IN TEXAS AFTER HB4 AND CAFA
by  Roger L. Mandel and  Martin  Woodward. .................................................... 70
IN MEMORIAM: TEXAS CLASS ACTIONS
by Alistair B. Dawson and Geoff A. Gannaway..........        .......... 78
PUNITIVE DAMAGES
EFFECTS OF PUNITIVE DAMAGES PosT HB4, 5 YEARS LATER
by Randall 0. Sorrels and Benny Agos to, Jr.........     ................ 84
MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION
THE TEXAS MDL EXPERIENCE FIVE YEARS LATER: THE PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE
by Kathryn Snapka and David W. Holman.............               .......88

MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION FROM THE DEFENSE PERSPECTIVE
by Steve McConnico and Mark Hanna ....................................93

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