Tag Archives: US Chamber of Commerce

Trial Lawyers Fight Anti-Consumer Lobbies on Tort Reform

The American Association of Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) has launched a new campaign to educate consumers about their rights to bring civil suits to redress wrongs including medical malpractice, damage from defective products and drugs, and negligence or wrongdoing by large corporations. “Take Justice Back” features a website where consumers can learn about tort reform, patients’ and plaintiffs’ rights, and real-life cases in which regular people are fighting for their rights to access the courts …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 5 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Michele Bowman  
Definitive Study Finds that ‘Tort Reform’ Doesn’t Work

A new study by professors at prestigious law schools around the country found that so-called “tort reform” — which chisels away at consumer legal rights — does not reduce health care costs. Insurance companies and powerful business cabals relentlessly lobby state and federal legislators to restrict medical malpractice lawsuits by adopting “tort reform” legislation—which prevents juries from awarding injured patients large amounts of compensation. Tort reform laws: Limit your access to get into court. Restrict the types of claims you can …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 5 years ago in Consumer Law by Keith Ecker  
Least Consumer-Friendly Lawsuits of 2011

Every year, thousands of individuals exercise their constitutional right to file a civil claim in court. Most often, the purpose of these lawsuits is to seek compensation for some sort of wrongdoing or injury. It’s often a difficult, time-consuming and expensive process. But a small percentage of these cases are absolutely ridiculous. These cases have been coined “frivolous lawsuits.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) complied a list called The Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2011. The …

Read More Leave a Comment