In The News Today - November 6, 2014

November 06, 2014

An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell highlights "excessive regulations and frivolous lawsuits that are driving up costs for families and preventing the economy from growing” as one of the top priorities for reform under the newly elected Republican majority in the House and Senate. (Wall Street Journal)

Some Supreme Court justices have shown initial skepticism toward applying the Sarbanes-Oxley law, typically cited in corporate "fraud" cases such as Enron, against fisherman John Yates, who is accused of tossing three undersized fish overboard in order to avoid a citation from the National Marine Fisheries Service. (Wall Street Journal)

California voters on Tuesday "soundly defeated a proposal to lift a decades-old cap" on medical liability lawsuit awards, "after a multimillion dollar political duel" funded by the plaintiffs' bar. (CBS SF Bay Area)