Project Lawsuit Abuse:
Stories from the Frontlines of Lawsuit Abuse

Message to Trial Lawyers: Get Out of Politics

Did you know that as an industry, lawyers and law firms donate more to politicians than any other group? There are lots of examples of trial lawyer political influence. Most recently, trial lawyers have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Louisiana Supreme Court candidate Jeff Hughes.

The purpose of trial lawyer political donations is clear: they want to buy candidates and judges who will oppose reforms and allow them to continue getting rich through abuse of our legal system.

Woman Sued Over Negative Yelp Review

Have you ever been disappointed with a restaurant? If so, you know that few things are more frustrating than paying good money for a meal that tastes like rubber.  Thankfully, we live in a country where we are blessed with freedom of speech, so we are able to speak up when that happens.

Trial Lawyers Threaten Tennessee Legal Reforms

Last year, Tennessee lawmakers stood up to lawsuit abuse and passed the Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011, which implemented common sense legal reforms such as the placement of caps on outrageous punitive damages. These reforms helped improve Tennessee’s business climate and earned the state a spot as one of the nation’s top five states in which to do business.

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.

Big Consequences in Louisiana Supreme Court Runoff Election

While the November 6 election may be over, a Louisiana judicial race is still in action. On December 8, voters will need to choose between candidates John Guidry and Jeff Hughes in a runoff election for Louisiana Supreme Court District 5.

Be Smart – Take Personal Responsibility!

We here at Project Lawsuit Abuse came across this fun and cute animated video that describes a number of “dumb ways to die.” Some of our favorites are “invite a psycho killer inside” and “poke a stick at a grizzly bear.” If you watch all the way to the end, you’ll see that the video offers some good lessons about train safety as well.

While this video is funny, it also makes an important point about personal responsibility. We shouldn’t need the threat of legal fees and lawsuits to keep us from doing dangerous things, and innocent parties shouldn’t be held liable for our mistakes.

Litigating the Fun Out of Childhood

Lawsuit abuse has a lot of negative consequences – it costs jobs, hurts economies and drives up medical expenses. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that trial lawyers might be ruining our children’s playgrounds. Once adventurous play areas have become increasingly tame under threats of expensive lawsuits, and experts say that these risk-free playgrounds are creating fearful, overweight and anxious children.

Thanksgiving Liability Waiver

Lately, it is all the rage to sue food companies for causing obesity. Obesity lawsuits have become the next cash cow for trial lawyers who want to take away your right to eat delicious food and get rich doing it.

Thanksgiving – a Time for Lawsuits?

It’s Thanksgiving – a time for family, food, football and…lawsuits? At least, that seems to be what personal injury firms are thinking. In celebration of the holidays, personal injury firms have been spreading blog posts and press releases like this one, warning folks to take the most basic precautions to avoid accidents (and lawsuits) on Thanksgiving. Like outrageous warning labels, these trial lawyer blogs are a little insulting and condescending. For instance, you probably don’t need a personal injury lawyer to tell you not to let your turkey burn!

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.

Frivolous lawsuits no laughing matter
It is becoming clear that our legal system has lost its way. Consider the recent case of Custodi v. Amherst; in this case, which was recently decided by the highest court in the state, a roller blader injured herself after she caught her skate on the lip between a driveway and the street and fell. – The Buffalo News