Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cal Supreme Ct likely to reverse damages decision

It’s been a short time coming:
Back in November a state appellate court ruled that a plaintiff could collect the full cost of his medical care from a defendant, even if the medical care had been provided at a fraction of that cost because of an agreement between the medical provider and the insurance company.
While the decision may have been celebrated by a few plaintiff’s attorneys hungry with the notion of judgments much bigger than actual damages, the Supreme Court this week voted to hear an appeal of the case. I will hazard a prediction that it will be overturned. The case was and will be Howell v Hamilton Meats.
Peter Liederman.

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