Project Lawsuit Abuse:
Stories from the Frontlines of Lawsuit Abuse

Mississippi Reforms in Danger

Mississippi has come a long way in the last decade. Once infamous for its reputation as a “judicial hellhole” and its jackpot jury verdicts, Mississippi experienced an economic boom after Governor Haley Barbour passed significant legal reform in the 2000’s. Post-reform, companies like Toyota  starting investing heavily in Mississippi, making the state a wonderful example of how legal reform can create jobs.

Reform is Coming to West Virginia

After twenty long years, West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s reign is finally over. McGraw, known for his antibusiness litigation, close connections with trial lawyers and ethically questionable undertakings, lost his re-election bid to Patrick Morrisey last Tuesday.

Too Many Text Messages? Let’s Sue!

Have you ever decided you no longer wanted to receive text message alerts from a company or organization? If so, I’ll bet you did what most folks would do and hit “unsubscribe.” Jerry Wojcik, however, had a different response: he decided to sue.

Project Lawsuit Abuse Newsmakers

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.

Election Day Recap

Election Day has come and gone. For many of us, this offers a welcome relief from political ads and politicians asking for money. But it also means that there will be a lot of upcoming changes in the world of legal reform! Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look at some important election results that could impact legal climates around the country:

Lawsuit Abuse: A Bipartisan Issue

In the aftermath of Tuesday’s election, the nation may seem deeply divided between Democrats and Republicans. But while party labels have a lot of consequences, there is one issue on which Republicans and Democrats can agree: lawsuit abuse is a problem. A recent survey released by the American Tort Reform Association and Sick of Lawsuits found that members of both parties believe that there are too many frivolous lawsuits and that lawsuit abuse hurts the economy.

Happy Election Day

Voting for candidates and judges that support legal reform is one of the most important things you can do to stop lawsuit abuse. If you want to make a difference, remember to inform yourself about your candidates’ positions on legal reform, head to the polls, and encourage your friends and family to do the same!

To find out more about where your candidates stand on legal reform, click here.

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See you at the voting booth!

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.

Trial lawyers who frequent the Supreme Court also financing pro-justices ads

Pay to Play in Florida?

On November 6, voters in Florida will decide whether to re-elect three Florida Supreme Court justices. While this retention election is typically a sleepy event, this year it’s shaping up to be a big deal. Why? Because trial lawyers are spending millions of dollars to keep these judges in power.

Don’t Let Trial Lawyers Choose Your Judges

Judges make a lot of important decisions on issues ranging from healthcare to speeding tickets. Judges can also impact state economies, depending on whether they decide to stand up to lawsuit abuse. But did you also know that activist judges can actually overturn commonsense legal reform measures put in place by state legislatures?