Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) is a nonpartisan grassroots movement of concerned citizens and businesses who are fighting against lawsuit abuse in California. CALA serves as a watchdog to challenge the abuse of our civil justice system, and engages the public and the media to deliver the message that lawsuit abuse is alive and well in California — and that all Californians are paying the price.
CALA began in California in 1993 as a way to educate Californians on the impacts of excessive lawsuits on citizens’ everyday lives. CALA is the only grassroots movement in the state working to educate consumers on the cost and consequences of lawsuit abuse. With local leaders and deep community connections, CALA is effective because it represents real people — small business owners, professionals, homeowners and others who have been victims of lawsuit abuse, or who are tired of paying for a legal system that rewards abuse. CALA, a 501(c)4 nonprofit, is not a lobbying organization.