Project Lawsuit Abuse:
Stories from the Frontlines of Lawsuit Abuse

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. 

Hot Lawsuit for the Dallas Cowboys

Would you sit on a black bench in August in Texas, and then sue for it being too hot?

You may not, but sadly that question has been answered with a “yes” by Jenelle Carrillo.

Two years ago, Carrillo sat on a bench outside the Cowboys Stadium before a scrimmage in July, and proceeded to get burns after sitting for a prolonged period until she had to get up to go to the bathroom, according to her lawyer. Dead Spin picked up this story, mentioning that even children realize that hot things hurt. 

Back to school-- don't get sued!

If you've opened a newspaper in the past few days, you've seen the circulars for new backpacks, pencils, crayons and even iPads!  It’s time for students and teachers across the country to go back to school, but as the busses head out and the classrooms fill up, watch out for another new classroom disruption – lawsuits. 

Tort reform: Where Candidates Can Agree

While candidates may be battling over issues great and small as we near the election, there’s one place where they can come together and agree we need changes – tort reform.

News reports from Connecticut’s race for the US Senate seat showed candidates agreeing that tort reform needed to be included on a healthcare platform in order to provide the best possible care for patients and promotion of doctors.