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Med-mal interest rate ruling gets R.I. bar’s notice

Supreme Court also weighs in on ‘landmine’ instruction

In a ruling that is being hailed by the plaintiffs’ bar, the Rhode Island Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of the state statute that mandates 12 percent interest on medical-malpractice verdicts, while also shedding new light on whether a judge can inject the issue of insurance liability into a med-mal case.