Project Lawsuit Abuse:
Stories from the Frontlines of Lawsuit Abuse

Stopping Lawsuit Abuse: It Starts With You!

Lawsuit abuse is everywhere, and it’s hurting us all. When you sit down to watch the evening news, you hear the stories about small businesses being forced to close down after being unfairly sued by personal injury lawyers who are abusing our civil justice system for their own profit. And when you drive home after a hard day of work, you see these same personal injury lawyers plastered across billboards, urging you to file a ridiculous lawsuit of your own. But you don’t have to put up with the status quo – by taking personal responsibility, you can be part of the solution and make sure the civil justice system works for all of us.

Project Lawsuit Abuse Newsmakers

Tort reformers have been turning up all over the internet recently. We took the liberty of rounding up some of the standouts. You may recognize a few friends of Project Lawsuit Abuse in there. Here are some of the newsmakers from around the country.

97% of Contributions to Yes on 46 are from Trial Lawyers
Since the formation of the committee in support of Proposition 46, donations have come almost exclusively from lawyers who stand to profit from its passage. This is not surprising, considering the trial lawyers spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to qualify Proposition 46 for the ballot. - Fox and Hounds Daily

Bad News for Florida

Sick of Lawsuits has released a new report on legal climates across the Southeast, and the news isn’t good for Florida. While neighboring states have recently passed legal reforms, Florida is heading in the opposite direction. As Sick of Lawsuits spokesperson Tom Scott puts it, Florida is “moving backwards in terms of lawsuit reform.”

Project Lawsuit Abuse Newsmakers

Tort reformers have been turning up all over the internet recently. We took the liberty of rounding up some of the standouts. You may recognize a few friends of Project Lawsuit Abuse in there. Here are some of the newsmakers from around the country.

Expanding opportunities for abusive lawsuits not way to create jobs: Guest commentary
Imagine being a small-business owner in California. You face a thicket of regulations, especially when it comes to the state’s wage and hour laws that precisely govern how businesses must pay employees and provide breaks. - Pasadena Star News

Project Lawsuit Abuse Newsmakers

Tort reformers have been turning up all over the internet recently. We took the liberty of rounding up some of the standouts. You may recognize a few friends of Project Lawsuit Abuse in there. Here are some of the newsmakers from around the country.

Lawsuit Reform would help Illinois avoid a failing grade for business
A new report on the business climate across the country has given Illinois a failing grade. - Hancock County Journal-Pilot

Man Sues the Pizza Place He Tried to Rob for $100,000

Imagine if someone robbed your business at gunpoint. That would be a traumatic event, and you would probably hope that the perpetrator went away for a long time and that you never had to deal with that person again.

But one would-be robber won’t leave his victims alone. In 2010, Nigel Sykes attempted to rob Seasons Pizza in Delaware at gunpoint.  The pizza place’s employees got the best of him, though – they tackled him and detained him until police arrived.

New York Trial Lawyers Are Spending Big on Lobbying

Last year, New York lawmakers considered common sense reforms that would insert fairness into the civil justice system by lowering awards in civil lawsuits. But trial lawyers took issue with this legislation – and the impact it would have on their paydays – and came out in full force against the bill.

Project Lawsuit Abuse Newsmakers

Tort reformers have been turning up all over the internet recently. We took the liberty of rounding up some of the standouts. You may recognize a few friends of Project Lawsuit Abuse in there. Here are some of the newsmakers from around the country.

Supreme Court Decision in Defibrillators Case Good News for CA Businesses
Recently, the California Supreme Court ruled that large retailers such as Target have no legal obligation to keep defibrillators on hand for customers stricken by heart attacks or other medical emergencies. - Fox and Hounds

Project Lawsuit Abuse Newsmakers

Tort reformers have been turning up all over the internet recently. We took the liberty of rounding up some of the standouts. You may recognize a few friends of Project Lawsuit Abuse in there. Here are some of the newsmakers from around the country.

Legacy lawsuits to be revealed in in-depth WWL series “Tainted Legacy”
The full extent of the controversy surrounding legacy lawsuits, in which lawsuits are filed against primarily oil producers over environmental damage, is being examined in a multi-part series by reporter David Hammer that began airing on WWL-TV in New Orleans on July 8. - The Louisiana Record

Why West Virginia Needs Legal Reform

The numbers are in for West Virginia’s economy, and they aren’t good. The state lost 7,000 jobs in 2013, ranked last in job creation and had the nation’s lowest labor participation rate. Sounds like some changes are needed, right?

As West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse points out, one change that would have a major positive impact on the state is an improvement in the legal climate. Currently, West Virginia has a reputation as Judicial Hellhole, where plaintiffs’ lawyers win big at the expense of everyone else. Reducing the lawsuit burden through legal reforms would allow small businesses to grow and create jobs, and improve the overall quality of life for West Virginians.