Study: Tort Costs Still Edging Up, Albeit More Slowly

NU Online News Service, Jan. 17, 3:22 p.m. EST?The annual growth in U.S. tort costs saw a “dramatic reduction” in 2003?thanks in part to a slowing trend in commercial lines and asbestos costs?but tort expenses could still approach $1,000 per U.S. citizen by 2006, according to a new study.[@@]

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