Project Lawsuit Abuse:
Stories from the Frontlines of Lawsuit Abuse

More Trial Lawyer Greed in Louisiana

Despite the efforts of reform-minded legislators, Louisiana still has a lot of work to do in improving its legal climate. For instance, the state continues to suffer from out of control “legacy lawsuits.” More recently, a massive lawsuit brought by a southeast Louisiana flood control board offers an upsetting example of trial lawyer greed.  

Will Lawsuits Lead to a Future with No More Tag, Football or Cartwheels?

We all know the obvious costs of lawsuit abuse – it raises prices for consumers, hurts small businesses and clogs up our courts, making it difficult for real victims to receive justice. But lawsuit abuse impacts a lot other areas of our lives too, in ways that maybe aren’t quite so obvious.

For instance, excessive litigation has essentially destroyed the American playground – personal injury lawyers have sued their way to boring and risk-free play areas, and an article in the Wall Street Journal says these are contributing to fearful, overweight and anxious children.

LAAW Ends, But the Fight Against Lawsuit Abuse Continues

Editor's Note: Project Lawsuit Abuse regularly highlights lawsuit abuse news from across the country. Today, Tom Scott, Executive Director of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, contributed a guest post for Project Lawsuit Abuse.

Over the past week, CALA celebrated Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week. During this week, we featured various supporters on our blog and YouTube page, all with the intention of educating consumers, elected officials and community leaders about the toll lawsuit abuse takes on our businesses and communities. 

It’s Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week – Are You Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Editor's Note: Project Lawsuit Abuse regularly highlights lawsuit abuse news from across the country. Today, Melissa Landry, Executive Director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, contributed a guest post for Project Lawsuit Abuse.

This week – October 7-11 – marks Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, when groups across the country stop to reflect on the negative effects of lawsuit abuse.  These effects can include increased costs of consumer goods, decreased compensation for real victims and reduced access to our courts. 

Texas: Where Reforms Work, Consumers Must Play Their Part

Editor's Note: Project Lawsuit Abuse regularly highlights lawsuit abuse news from across the country. Today, Jennifer Harris of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas contributed a guest post for Project Lawsuit Abuse.

In Texas, organizations across the state are engaging consumers as part of the CALA’s “It Starts With You” campaign to recognize the nationally celebrated “Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week” (LAAW), dedicated to educating citizens about the cost and consequences of lawsuit abuse.

Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week Continues!

It’s day four of Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week (LAAW), and all sorts of exciting activities have been taking place throughout the country!

Stopping Lawsuit Abuse Starts With You

Editor's Note: Project Lawsuit Abuse regularly highlights lawsuit abuse news from across the country. Today, Travis Akin, Executive Director of Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch, contributed a guest post for Project Lawsuit Abuse.

Every year during the month of October, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch sets aside a week dedicated to creating public awareness about the very serious issue of lawsuit abuse in Illinois. “Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week” is an opportunity to educate citizens about the tremendous economic and social cost we all pay as the result of personal injury lawyers who game the state’s legal system to try to hit the “lawsuit lottery.” 

It’s Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week!

Did you know that this week is Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week (LAAW)? Between October 7 and October 11, we’re dedicating ourselves to raising visibility of the negative impact that lawsuit abuse has on our communities, and we have a lot planned! 

Lawsuit abuse clogs up our courts, threatens small businesses and raises prices for consumers. Curious about how out of control our legal system really is? Check out our “lawsuit lottery” game, and find out who really wins big when personal injury lawyers gamble with our civil justice system!

Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

Each year, during the first week of October, we take the time to recognize Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, or LAAW. This year, LAAW is taking place from October 7-11.

LAAW can be a time of celebration – it’s important for us to take stock of all the wonderful reforms we’ve helped pass, everywhere from Texas to Oklahoma

Justice comes to those who scam

All too often, personal injury lawyers abuse our courts for a profit, filing abusive and wasteful lawsuits at the expense of consumers. Sometimes, they even commit outright fraud, violating laws in order to get rich.

That’s exactly what personal injury lawyers Robert Peirce and Louis Raimond did when they conspired with a radiologist to fabricate asbestos claims, having him fake diagnoses so they could clog up West Virginia’s courts with meritless lawsuits.