The Los Angeles Times recently published a commentary by CALA Statewide Advisory Board member David Houston about the survey CALA released on August 23, 2011, and the prospects for legal reform in California. Here is what he had to say:
"California lawmakers are about to close another legislative year without adopting a single civil legal reform or even attempting to address the widespread lawsuit abuse that is hurting job growth and the state's economy.
But legislators may reconsider ignoring legal reform in future years given the results of a new survey of California voters.
A recent assessment of public attitudes towards the burden of lawsuits undertaken by the nonpartisan organization California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, or CALA, found large majorities of voters from across the political spectrum are convinced that abusive lawsuits hurt the state's economy, needlessly burden businesses, and substantially slow job growth."
To read the entire commentary click here.