Archive for December 2006

Insurance Companies: Service or Shenanigans

Last week, the Kansas City Star ran a series of articles it titled Insurance Companies: Service or Shenanigans. According to the first article in the series, the paper spent 11 months examining insurance problems, including an analysis of a national database with more than 600,000 complaints filed from 2003 through 2005. In all, the newspaper…

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Sweatshop on Wheels

Trucking accidents are a concern for all drivers, but two new articles in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune really bring those dangers to light.  Each article highlights the dangers caused by truckers’ long work hours, though they both have different views on the cause of the long work hours. The Tribune article lays…

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The Medical Malpractice Crises: Was the sky really falling?

Dallas attorney John Browning, who represents doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases, wrote an insightful opinion piece in his local paper earlier this week.  His article, Is The Sky Really Falling?, addresses the alleged medical malpractice crises. Mr. Browning’s piece includes this conclusion: If President Bush had listened to Mrs. Thornton’s tragic tale, he…

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