Tort reformers would have you believe that your high insurance premiums are caused by greedy plaintiffs and attorneys constantly suing doctors and other medical professionals. I have my doubts that more tort reform will help solve this problem. In fact, even as a conservative, I believe most tort reform will make things worse doctors are rarely sued as it is.
The Pocahontas Fire Department fireworks display was a grand show last Saturday night.
(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) -- As Secretary of State and Chief Election Officer for the State of Arkansas, I have been receiving many questions and have listened to the many concerns of the citizens of Arkansas as to the upcoming November election. We are fortunate in Arkansas that we have in place the means by which registered voters may request an absentee ballot. According to Ark. Code Ann. §§ 7-5-402 and 7-5-404, a voter may request an absentee ballot due to one of the following reasons:
Employers can get sued even when they have done nothing wrong. That is, when one of his or her employees does something wrong. This is based on the legal doctrine of Respondeat Superior, which in Latin means, “Let the master answer.” It is closely related to the concept of vicarious liability, which imposes liability on those who share a special relationship with one another. Both ideas were inherited from the English court system.
The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Arkansas and other states, is certainly cause for concern. We need to take the virus seriously and err on the side of caution even if you feel the governor’s encouragement to wear masks and practice social distancing is overstated or unneeded.