The Problem

Our civil justice system is under attack. Too often our legal system is abused for personal profit and seen as a way to cash in – a lawsuit lottery. Too many personal injury lawyers are gaming the legal system for personal profit in the name of “consumer protection.” The reality is that consumers are the ones getting fleeced. 

Lawsuit abuse increases the prices we pay for goods and services, consumes valuable tax dollars, increases health care costs, forces small businesse to shut their doors, and threatens jobs and our economy. Ultimately, lawsuit abuse hurts all of us. We all pay. We all lose.

Additional Resources


American Tort Reform Foundation: Americans Speak on Lawsuit Abuse (2012) | Download

Towers Watson: The 2011 Update on U.S. Tort Cost Trends | Download

American Tort Reform Foundation: 2012 Judicial Hellholes™| Download

Pacific Research Institute: U.S. Tort Liability Index 2010 Report | Download


From Local Organizations

Chicago: The City That Settles (2011)| Download

Drinking from the Taxpayer Trough: The Cost of Lawsuits Against Louisiana Municipalities (2011) | Download

Lessons in Lawsuits: The Impact of Litigation on California's Schools (2010) | Download