A rare win for the good guys...us. If the plaintiff lawyers had won this case, we would all be paying much higher rates for automobile insurance directly and higher prices for goods and services indirectly because businesses would have had much higher rates for their liability insurance.
As it is, plaintiffs already get to recover their medical bills twice. In the case discussed here, MediCal (meaning we, the taxpayers) had already paid this woman's medical bills and her attorneys wanted to recover a second time but not just the amount that MediCal already paid but the bloated "list price" that is many times what is actually paid. Greedy slimeball plaintiff attorneys did this to themselves. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/02/21/236381.htm