New Tort Law Museum Doesn’t Tell the Full Story
Earlier this month, the Washington Post published an article highlighting the opening of […]
U.S. Litigation Environment Is a Profound Weakness
We must demand that our policymakers focus on reform that will continue to protect us while ensuring lawyers cannot continue to abuse our courts to get quick cash.
Some Success in South Carolina, Much More to Do
Frivolous lawsuits victimize South Carolina’s citizens and businesses. Our legislature has an opportunity to take further steps to end this problem.
Fight for lawsuit reform heating up in Illinois
The state budget woes in Illinois are well-documented. Illinois has the worst credit […]
Progress on Lawsuit Reform Across the Nation
As we move into the long days of summer, many states are finishing […]
Abuse rampant in Deepwater Horizon settlement fund
In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, […]
Guest Post: WV Passes Much-Needed Lawsuit Reforms
The West Virginia Legislature recently wrapped up its sixty day session having passed […]
Alms for Millionaire Personal Injury Lawyers
For years, personal injury lawyers have been trying to prevent consumers from choosing to resolve disputes through arbitration, a fair and cost-effective alternative to filing lawsuits.
Lawyers Abusing the Lawsuit System Caught – Again
We’ve seen this time and time again: lawyers bending the law and abusing […]
Jury Service – Mr. T Answers the Call!
As Americans, a trial by a jury of our peers is one of our most fundamental rights. But to maintain that right – and to uphold the values on which our civil justice system was founded – it’s important that you do your part by serving on a jury when called. A fair and balanced civil justice system requires that everyone fulfill their responsibility to serve.
Unfortunately, many people make excuses to avoid jury service. But thankfully the famous Mr. T did no such thing. When called for jury service last week, he showed up at the courthouse ready to serve, saying he wanted to set an example.
Do YOU Want Trial Lawyer Charlie Crist Shaping the Florida Supreme Court?
The 2014 governor’s race in Florida is going to have major consequences for the state. Of course, there are all the usual issues to consider – jobs, healthcare, education, etc. But did you also know that Florida’s next governor will have a chance to reshape the state Supreme Court?
A total of FOUR Florida Supreme Court justices will leave the court during the next governor’s term, as they reach the mandatory retirement age of 70. This means that the next governor will get to pick four of the state’s seven Supreme Court justices, and who they choose will have significant consequences.
Time for New York to Tackle Lawsuit Lending
Editor’s Note: Project Lawsuit Abuse regularly highlights lawsuit abuse news from across the country. Today, Phoebe Stonbely, with the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, contributed a guest post for Project Lawsuit Abuse.
New York’s Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has been aggressive in fighting to protect New York’s consumers from predatory lenders, such as an out-of-state company that charged a woman more than $19,000 for an $8,000 loan for a medical procedure.