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A Vermont woman is at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case
that could determine the rights of consumers to sue over dangerous products. The
woman is Diana Levine, a musician who lost her right arm because of
a medical disaster.
John Dillon has the story that leads from the back roads of Marshfield to the marble halls of the Supreme Court.
A Vermont musician
is at the center of a case that is to be decided soon by the U.S. Supreme Court
in which drug companies are seeking federal protection from product liability
lawsuits in state courts.
Supreme Court has agreed to a salary freeze similar to the one applied to executive-branch
employees of state government.
But Chief Justice
Paul Reiber told lawmakers that the judicial branch does not have as much flexibility
as the executive branch to absorb budget cuts because it’s required to keep