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Project Lawsuit Abuse Newsmakers

Tort reformers have been turning up all over the internet recently. We took the liberty of rounding up some of the standouts. You may recognize a few friends of Project Lawsuit Abuse in there. Here are some of the newsmakers from around the country.

When Constituents and Small Business Owners Speak, Legislators Listen

Editor's Note: Project Lawsuit Abuse regularly highlights lawsuit abuse news from across the country. Today, Tom Scott, Executive Director of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, contributed a guest post for Project Lawsuit Abuse.

Texas Trial Lawyers Trying to Roll Back Reforms

The trial bar is, without a doubt, one of the nation’s most powerful political players. Wealthy personal injury lawyers donate millions of dollars to political candidates with a single goal – elect their friends to office so they can further their lawsuit-creation agenda. 

Sick of Lawsuits is Headed Back to CPAC!

We have some exciting news for you – Sick of Lawsuits is heading back to CPAC this year! 

We’ll be hosting a booth on the CPAC floor from March 6-8, so make sure to stop by and visit us for some fun giveaways and information on the movement. If you can’t make it, make sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for pictures and updates!

We look forward to meeting you – let's bring the fight against lawsuit abuse to CPAC! 

Project Lawsuit Abuse Newsmakers

Tort reformers have been turning up all over the internet recently. We took the liberty of rounding up some of the standouts. You may recognize a few friends of Project Lawsuit Abuse in there. Here are some of the newsmakers from around the country.

Attorney says AG grandstanding with price-gouging suit
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a lawsuit against a Putnam County business that allegedly was gouging customers in the wake of last month’s chemical spill that polluted the water of 300,000 residents. - The West Virginia Record

Fighting for Common Sense Reforms in Kentucky

It’s common sense – legal reforms to crack down on lawsuit abuse improve healthcare costs for everyone. Just ask Texas! After the state passed groundbreaking medical malpractice reforms in 2003, Texans’ access to quality and affordable healthcare greatly increased. 

Now, Kentucky is looking to follow Texas’ lead in cracking down on abusive medical malpractice lawsuits. The state legislature is currently considering a bill that would put medical malpractice lawsuits before a review panel before they could go to court, ensuring that only legitimate lawsuits could advance.

A Chance to Improve the Nation’s Legal Climate

It’s no secret that lawsuit abuse hurts America’s competitiveness, with the United States having the highest liability costs in the world! This fact hurts our economy and drives up costs for consumers.

When we think about how to improve our national legal climate, we often point to legislative solutions, such as the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. But there’s also a different manner through which our civil justice system can be changed – the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Project Lawsuit Abuse Newsmakers

It's a new year and tort reformers have been turning up all over the internet. We took the liberty of rounding up some of the standouts. You may recognize a few friends of Project Lawsuit Abuse in there. Here are some of the newsmakers from around the country.

Embattled Gasket Maker Sues Asbestos Lawyers For Fraud
Gasket manufacturer Garlock Technologies has sued four prominent asbestos law firms for fraud as it awaits a bankruptcy judge’s decision on how much money the company must set aside to settle thousands of claims against it. - Forbes

A Look Back at the Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2013

It’s a new year, which means we have plenty of fresh opportunities to fight lawsuit abuse. But first, let’s take a look back at what happened in 2013. Legal reformers were hard at work across the country – for instance, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, while California passed several important legal reforms.

Indiana Looks to Rein in Lawsuit Loan Sharks

If you have a loan out right now, you’re probably paying an interest rate of some sort. For instance, the average interest rate on a car loan these days is around five percent. Of course, the higher an interest rate is, the more money you lose – and the harder it becomes to pay the loan back.

It’s pretty obvious, then, that a loan with an interest rate of 100 percent is a bad deal for consumers. Believe it or not, though, lawsuit lenders – perhaps more accurately called lawsuit loan sharks – actually charge rates as high as 150 percent!