Friday, October 8, 2010

On the hypocrisy of the Chamber of Commerce

Eric Turkewitz, of the popular NY Personal Injury Law Blog, attacks the Chamber of Commerce's hipocrisy in a short comment here. It appears that chamber CEO and President Thomas Donohue issued a statement that says “Litigation is one of our most powerful tools for making sure that federal agencies follow the law and are held accountable,” while it is about to pump $10 million into advertising for the coming election to get tort “reformers” elected in an effort to make it more difficult for victims of accidents to have access to litigation to get compensation for their injuries. It’s the single largest expenditure by any group other than the Democratic and Republican parties. So, as Turkewitz argues, “Litigation is one of our most powerful tools" for making sure that government is accountable -- that's ok. But to say that litigation is a powerful tool to make tortfeasors accountable.... well, that's not ok. Read Turkewitz comment here.

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