Updates: Barratry

Project Lawsuit Abuse Newsmakers

April 15, 2013

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.

Have Law Degree, Will Sue Law School

Putting an End to Ambulance Chasing

April 5, 2013

Ambulance chasing. You’ve probably heard of it – it occurs when personal injury lawyers, seeking new business, decide to visit hospital beds, make unsolicited calls or even show up at funeral homes following the accidental death of a loved one.

Ambulance chasing, or “barratry,” as it’s known in technical language, is clearly morally reprehensible. Attorneys who practice it prey upon people when they are most emotionally vulnerable. Respectable lawyers know that plaintiffs with real concerns will seek out representation on their own; attorneys who make unsolicited visits to injured people are simply attempting to exploit the system for profit.

Another Feeding Frenzy For Trial Lawyers

June 15, 2012

Heard of the Californian initiative to label foods containing GMOs? Watch out for this trick.

Supporters state that the intent of the proposed law is to provide consumers with more information about what is in their food. However, in the end, this piece of legislation will only further line the pockets of trial lawyers while hurting small grocers and family farmers, and ultimately the rest of the community


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