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California CALA Holds Meet and Greet with AD 50 Candidate Richard Bloom and CALA Supporters in Los Angeles

Editor's Note: Project Lawsuit Abuse regularly highlights lawsuit abuse news from across the country. Today’s blog post comes to us from Maryann Marino, Regional Director of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse.

It's your turn Charlotte-- Discuss legal reform!

As our attention moves from Tampa to the East Coast, we're keeping a close watch this week to see if members of the Democratic National Party acknowledge the need for legal reform.

Our lawsuit system is hurting.  There are too many frivolous lawsuits in an already limited infrastructure, costing taxpayer dollars and clogging up the system for courts with merit.  Courtrooms don't always make sure that fairness is the priority for all parties involved, with runaway verdicts and venue shopping.  Even judges don't always end up fulfilling campaign promises and attorneys general can misuse power.

Want to sue? There's an app for that.

With all of the lawsuits we see these days, one would think that lawyers aren't making it difficult to file a lawsuit, right?

Well, a new iPhone app just made it even easier.

Attorney Daniel Flanzig in New York City created an app for bicyclists to use to collect evidence if they have been in an accident.  Now, we don't fault the cyclists for an attempt to protect themselves from dangerous roads, but doesn't it sound a little squeaky that this app was made by a personal injury lawyer, not a biker?  If this application can be made, what's next? 

WV CALA hosts “Create Jobs, Not Lawsuits” roundtable discussion

Last week, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse gladly took part in the “Create Jobs, Not Lawsuits” tour – a national campaign supported by Sick of Lawsuits and Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse groups across the country to bring attention to the effects of lawsuit abuse on our economy.

As part of the West Virginia “tour stop,” WV CALA hosted a lengthy roundtable discussion with local job providers and other members of the business community concerned about the impact of lawsuit abuse on our state’s economy. The message that came out of our useful discussion was clear – West Virginia still needs to do more to fix its legal climate.

Sick of Lawsuits Takes Over Tampa -- Live Photo Feed!

Sick of Lawsuits street team is pounding the street of Tampa today to hand out issues of the new lawsuit abuse satirical newspaper, The Lemon, and spread the news about the drag lawsuit abuse is putting on our economy.

Have you read this parody take on lawsuit abuse yet?  Read your copy online on the Sick of Lawsuits Website today and tell us what you think.  Satirical stories mock the outrageous lawsuits and abuses of our legal system --  even the real stories sometimes seem so absurd, they could be unreal!

Satirical News on Serious Issues

Have you checked out the latest addition to the Sick of Lawsuits website? Just up today, Sick of Lawsuits presents, The Lemon: Squeezing Every Last Ounce of the Legal System. 

Just like other satirical newspapers (even ones of similar produce names), The Lemon presents a look at serious issues by finding the humor and absurdity in each story regarding legal reform, frivolous lawsuits, outrageous lawyer behavior and personal responsibility. 

Hey Tampa – Don’t Forget Lawsuit Abuse!

Top Republican leaders will be meeting in Tampa this week to discuss the party’s platform and elect a new representative for the presidential race.

While the news may focus on elaborate speeches, lavish parties and even potentially dangerous weather, we’re writing today to make sure that the serious issue of lawsuit abuse and the potential for tort reforms doesn’t get lost in the mix.

Lawsuit abuse hurts our economy by leaving businesses and individuals without any protection and creating an environment where lawsuits can mean runaway jackpots—not guaranteed fairness.  Too many small businesses have been hurt, and employers have been forced to make layoffs, because of the cost of unwarranted litigation.

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:

  • Survey says lawsuit abuse a problem

A new survey shows that Americans believe lawsuit abuse is a problem that hurts the nation's economy. Results of the poll, released Wednesday by the American Tort Reform Association and a group called Sick of Lawsuits, show that 89 percent of those surveyed say lawsuit abuse is a problem, and 69 percent says it is a "major" or "big" problem. -The West Virginia Record

New poll shows strong support for lawsuit reform

A newly released poll from the American Tort Reform Association and the grassroots Sick of Lawsuits campaign shows a majority of voters believe lawsuits hurt economic growth.

The Data is in—Americans Support Legal Reform

As voters gear up for another busy election season, they’ve voiced the need for improvements to the legal system—now elected officials need to do something about it!

In a survey released by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) and Sick of Lawsuits, voters showed an overwhelming concern that lawsuit abuse is hurting our country.  Regardless of party lines, this sentiment exists.