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Tort Reform: The Big Lie


Do you recall hearing the old joke a person can use when they are trying to emphasize a point or contrast two things, and it goes something like this: If you believe that, I have a bridge I will sell you in Manhattan?” Okay, if you believe so called “tort reform” is being pushed to help the legal system I have a bridge I will sell you in Manhattan! If you believe so called “tort reform” is being supported for the purpose of securing or protecting your right to access to the legal system, I also have a bridge I can sell you in San Francisco! And if you believe so called “tort reform” is in your best interest, and is funded by the corporate industries to aid you, I have another great, cheap piece of property to sell you-a large, long Wall in China!

So called “tort reform” is more accurately called tort deform. A better name would be “legal rights reduction.” What has been pushed as tort reform is nothing other than one big fat lie. A lie supported, funded, and promoted by the insurance industry and corporate interests for the purpose of limiting or reducing your rights to seek fair and adequate remedies in the legal system for the harms and losses you might suffer from corporate irresponsibility or fraud. Ask yourself this question? Have I ever been in a situation where I had to deal with my insurance company and the adjuster dragged his feet or would not fairly pay my claim? If the answer is no, then you are one of the lucky ones. Thousands of people on the Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida Gulf Coast have answered “yes I have not been treated fairly.” Millions of people in the United States have answered “yes, I have not been treated fairly.”

The constant attacks against attorneys who represent the injured has been and continues to be funded by the insurance industry. The dozens of so called “tort reform” groups are supported by the Insurance Industry, big corporate interests, and other multi-national interests. These industries could not give two pennies worth of interest for your legal rights! Do you seriously believe otherwise? These groups are not interested in limiting the frivolous lawsuit, because in reality only a crazy attorney would file a frivolous lawsuit. These groups want to restrict the meritorious lawsuit. The lawsuit that results from a defective product that burns a young child over 90% of his or her body and scars them for life. These industries want to restrict the right of a Dad who supports his wife and two children to recover fair and reasonable compensation when he is injured by a product the company knew was dangerous, but a product that the company did not want to recall. And why would these Industries not recall the product? Because it is easier to pay for the harm caused to the consumer! But wait, what if these industries can limit the right to go to Court. What if these Industries can limit the right of the Dad to receive fair and adequate compensation. Why, these Industries get to keep more money, at the great cost of human suffering. If this is your idea of a just country, and a just world, then leave this Blog and website. I have nothing more to say to you.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.