Protect Your Rights

Tort Lawsuits on the Decline as Factors Converge

tort lawsuits on the declineIt should surprise no one that the United States has had a reputation as one of the most litigious countries in the world for a very long time. And according to an article recently published in the Wall Street Journal, even though it may still seem that way, the reality is that this reputation may be less deserved now than at any point in recent history. In fact, less ...

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New Report Suggests Women Disproportionately Targeted by Drug and Device Companies

watchdog group suggests women disproportionately targeted by drug companiesThe judicial freedom and access watchdog American Association for Justice issued a report earlier this month that suggests that women pay a disproportionately-high price for the greed of the pharmaceutical industry. The report, titled “From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women,” is a scathing read of nearly 60 pages that looks at the way women have been targeted ...

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Tort Reform and the Continued Scourge of Government Doublespeak

Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Protecting Access to Care Act. Tort reform. Reigning in frivolous lawsuits.

Taken purely at face value, any of these things could be seen as something positive. Who wouldn’t want to keep people from abusing the legal system? Who wouldn’t want to protect access to the care we and our loved ones need to stay healthy (a question that is, admittedly, a bit more difficult to answer now that the country faces the possibility of 20+ million losing ...

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Lawmaker Grandstanding Puts Us All at Risk

In recent weeks, we have taken the unusual step of publicly calling attention to specific pieces of newly proposed legislation. And, in a world where everything from your choice of cereal to the shoes on your feet can somehow be construed into being some sort of political statement, it is easy to see those posts and public callouts as a taking of sides of sort.

However, at its core, it is important to remember that the law knows – or should ...

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Access to Justice Under Assault in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania legislature is working on a bill which, on its surface, may sound great to many: a cut in property taxes. What people may not understand is that the supposed relief will come at a very high cost, including higher personal income and sales taxes. Additionally, school districts that are in debt will be able to continue to charge residents property taxes for years to come, despite the higher and expanded taxes implemented to make up for ...

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Protect your rights!

This week, the House will vote on a series of bills that will make it difficult – if not impossible – for Americans that have been harmed to seek justice in our nation’s courts. Among other measures, Congress is pushing legislation that will make lawsuits brought by injured patients, nursing home residents, and their families nearly impossible to pursue.

The so-called “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017” [H.R. 1215] will rig the system against individuals and tip ...

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