Updates: Economy

U.S. Litigation Environment Is a Profound Weakness

August 14, 2015

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.

Freedom From Shakedown Lawsuits

July 2, 2015

The 4th of July means many different things to many different Americans. For […]

Fight for lawsuit reform heating up in Illinois

June 9, 2015

The state budget woes in Illinois are well-documented. Illinois has the worst credit […]

Progress on Lawsuit Reform Across the Nation

June 2, 2015

As we move into the long days of summer, many states are finishing […]

Business Owners in Illinois Want Lawsuit Reform

March 31, 2015

Our courtrooms are supposed to be a place where people go to get […]

Guest Post: WV Passes Much-Needed Lawsuit Reforms

March 19, 2015

The West Virginia Legislature recently wrapped up its sixty day session having passed […]

Who benefits most from the BP oil spill settlement?

March 16, 2015

Class action lawsuits are notorious for producing highly lucrative legal fees, but the […]

Nevada Needs Jobs, Not Lawsuits

October 27, 2014

As someone who has worked for a small Nevada business, I know what it takes to grow a business and try to provide the best opportunities for employees.

The Real Enemy of Florida Job Growth

September 8, 2014

I work hard every day to provide the best opportunities for my employees and grow my company.

Why West Virginia Needs Legal Reform

July 2, 2014

The numbers are in for West Virginia’s economy, and they aren’t good. The state lost 7,000 jobs in 2013, ranked last in job creation and had the nation’s lowest labor participation rate. Sounds like some changes are needed, right?

As West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse points out, one change that would have a major positive impact on the state is an improvement in the legal climate. Currently, West Virginia has a reputation as Judicial Hellhole, where plaintiffs’ lawyers win big at the expense of everyone else. Reducing the lawsuit burden through legal reforms would allow small businesses to grow and create jobs, and improve the overall quality of life for West Virginians.

Ten Years of Reform in Mississippi!

May 6, 2014

In the early 2000s, Mississippi – home of notorious trial lawyer Dickie Scruggs – had a reputation as the nation’s capital for “jackpot justice.” One outrageous verdict after another drove businesses away, and high malpractice premiums left the state’s healthcare system in a crisis. Jefferson County, a favorite venue of trial lawyers, had more plantiffs in mass tort lawsuits than residents!

But in 2004, the state legislature took steps to turn the state around through common sense legal reforms, like caps on damages and restrictions on venue shopping. Since the landmark reforms, Mississippi has attracted new jobs – including a Toyota manufacturing plant as a direct result of legal reforms – and medical liability insurance premiums have fallen more than 60 percent. 

How Much Are You Paying to Personal Injury Lawyers Each Year?

April 21, 2014

Last week was tax day, which we all know means that it’s time for us to all fork over our share to Uncle Sam. But what you may not know is that on top of the taxes that we pay to the government, we’re all paying an additional hidden tax – the “lawsuit tax.” 

No matter where you live, excessive lawsuits drive up costs for consumers. More litigation equals fewer jobs, more expensive products and decreased innovation. In fact, each of us pays around $857 a year in lawsuit taxes! That means a family of four pays a lawsuit tax of at least $3,500 a year. 


A project of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, Sick of Lawsuits is an online network of people who are interested in restoring integrity to our justice system by addressing issues surrounding legal reform. We encourage citizens to be empowered as legal consumers, take action against abuses, and help restore common sense and fairness to our legal system.


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