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2013 Civil Justice Update: Recently Enacted State Reforms and Judicial Challenges

State Courts White Paper
By Andrew C. Cook
March 10, 2014

2013 Civil Justice Update: Recently Enacted State Reforms and Judicial ChallengesThe purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive national survey of both recent court decisions ruling on challenges to existing civil justice laws and the newly enacted civil justice reforms. This paper has two main parts: Part I describes state and federal court rulings in 2013 and Part II describes legislation passed during the year’s legislative session.