Thursday, October 29, 2009

Article on the US Chamber of Commerce and its pursuit of tort reform

Here is a link to a recent article on the US Chamber of Commerce's pursuit of tort reform. The article discusses how, in 1998, the U.S. Chamber created something called the Institute for Legal Reform to pursue the Chamber's "so-called "tort reform" agenda: protecting corporations from liability, weakening the civil jury system and blocking the courthouse door for sick and injured Americans" and that this week the ILR issued some easy-to-follow instructions for states seeking to wipe out the legal rights of people injured by corporate wrongdoing, as well as a "how to" guide to make sure that states appoint the right kind of judges, saying judicial selections shouldn't be "political."

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