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Tort reform plan unveiled

President's health care speech proposes state-level changes

Curbing medical malpractice lawsuits is a leading goal of business groups and Republicans, and President Barack Obama on Wednesday night during a joint session of Congress said he is pursuing a pilot project designed to prevent doctors from practicing "defensive medicine" by ordering unnecessary tests for fear of being sued.

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Pace of law firm breakups accelerates

Two years after making partner at Langdon & Emison, Rob Sullivan (pictured) couldn't see a way to advance. Sullivan, 40, figured the only way he could have more of a stake was to get out of the firm. So he did, along with three Langdon & Emison associates. They joined with Jose Bautista as name partners in a new Kansas City plaintiffs' firm. The July law firm split was the fifth Missouri Lawyers Media has reported since November. That compares to two reported in the previous 12 months.

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