California CALA Executive Director Tom Scott was interviewed for an article about trial lawyers tactics for surviving tough economic times. He noted that the trial bar is trying to capitalize on the new leadership in the White House and increased majorities in Congress, saying:
"You can see that everywhere at the federal level, whether it is the recent Wyeth decision or arbitration. And that does not even touch how they have been moving against the private sector with class actions," he said.
Scott noted that in California, trial lawyers' legislative agenda seems be on hold pending what happens in the District of Columbia.
"The bottom-line is that trial lawyers are about money and profit. It is not about victims. Victims are simply a vehicle for them to attain their financial goals," he said.