Tort Reform Group Sees Conflict In Cuomo Panel

Law360, New York (March 9, 2011, 7:24 PM EST) -- An anti-tort reform nonprofit asked the New York State Commission on Public Integrity on Tuesday to investigate members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team, who the group said may have violated conflict of interest rules for state officers.

The proposal at issue, which would cap non-economic medical malpractice damages at $250,000, could produce a major payout for the employers of several commission members, according to the complaint from the Center for Justice & Democracy.

Columbia University economist Jeffrey A. Sachs, for example, is also a...
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