The Tort Reform Movement
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This paper explains that the basic idea of the Tort Reform movement is to modify the lawsuit industry by convincing lawmakers to change laws such as 'joint and several liability', which unfairly forces those defendants who are not fully liable to pay all the punitive damages. The author points out that the insurance industry is preventing the consumer from gaining access to justice by tort reforms. The paper concludes that tort reforms is an ongoing process in America, and it will continue for a long time.
From the Paper:"The truth is that New Yorkers and the New York economy are both being severely affected by the phenomenon of excessive and sometimes even silly litigation, and this must be stopped as soon as possible. The immediate need is for a civil justice system that would put a stop to this very real fact. When the U.S .Chamber of Commerce headed by Chamber President Thomas Donohue stepped in with an agenda for the start of these reforms, it was the first time that this had ever happened in its 92-year-old history, and this very fact demonstrates the very real need for the reforms to begin immediately. It was in the month of August 2004, just before the start of the GOP convention that this proposal was brought up, and the proposal stated that the chamber of Commerce would actually be ready to put in the huge amount of $10 million into advertisements that would support the restriction of lawsuits, and these advertisements would be endorsed by none other than George W Bush, and opposed by John Kerry."
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The Tort Reform Movement (2005, September 19) Retrieved February 24, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/the-tort-reform-movement-61078/
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