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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WSJ: Tort Suits Decline

Joe Palazzolo has a piece in the WSJ (behind a paywall) about the declining number of tort suits.  According to the National Center for State Courts, less than 2 in 1,000 people filed tort suits in 2015, down from 10 in 1,000 in 1993.  The story cites a number of factors as contributing to the decline, including tort reform, the increasing cost of bringing suits, improved auto safety, and a campaign by business to discredit plaintiffs and their lawyers.

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