November 14, 2006
Democrats & Tort Legislation
An interesting article on law.com posits that the Democratic-controlled Congress will not be much interested in pursuing tort reform. Probably so -- my own hope is that they'll undo some of the damage to our system that's been done. My goodness - rich folks get tort cases brought, but not poor ones because noneconomic damages are capped. Where's the policy in that?
I don't mean to be flip, but the entire premise of a lot of this legislation was that we can't trust juries -- ourselves -- to award what we think is fair compensation in a particular case. Give me a jury in a courtroom over a politician in a state capital, or DC, any day on that question.
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You are right about juries.
They are us.
Politicians are definitely not us.
Posted by: Greedy Trial Lawyer | Nov 15, 2006 3:15:44 AM