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Professor Charles Silver’s research on tort reform reveals no cost savings to Medicare

A group of researchers including Charles M. Silver, the Roy W. and Eugenia C. MacDonald Endowed Chair in Civil Procedure at the School of Law, recently completed a study that found no evidence that “tort reform” for medical malpractice has resulted in cost savings. The study’s results, “Will Tort Reform Bend the Cost Curve? Evidence […]


Sundance Film Festival documentary Hot Coffee to be screened at Law School April 12, 2012

The Law School will host a screening of Hot Coffee, a Sundance documentary film about the McDonald’s hot coffee case, Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants, and its aftermath, on Thursday, April 12, 2012.


Malpractice lawsuits study by Professors Bill Sage and Charles Silver cited in the New York Times

A study cowritten by two Law School professors, William Sage and Charles Silver, “Do the Elderly Fare in Medical Malpractice Litigation, Before and After Tort Reform? Evidence from Texas, 1988-2007,” was cited in a recent New York Times article about the effects of Texas’s tort reform laws on lawyers and patients.