Sunday, January 30, 2011

Destruction of Wisconsin's Tort Law

Well, it's here. Our new Republican legislature has passed sweeping changes in our tort system under the illusion that it is a job creation bill. I'm not the smartest person in the world, but how does a limitation on damages in nursing home cases, Daubert, limitations on products cases, hiding state surveys and investigations and limiting people's access to a jury trial create jobs? It doesn't. But here we are, Texas north, with more destruction on the way.

I'm tired of the attacks on what we do, and I'm tired of the attacks on people who are hurt due to the neglect of others. Every act of negligence is due to someone breaking a safety rule, yet certain segments of our society believe that wrongdoers need special protection under the guise of stopping frivolous lawsuits. No one, even lawyers, like frivolous lawsuits. However, these deforms will limit access and justice to those who have meritorious claims and are deserving of getting justice.

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