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OKLAHOMA: Attorney General Hunter to Resign from Office

May 26, 2021

Attorney General Mike Hunter has announced he will be stepping down as Oklahoma’s attorney general effective June 1

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COLORADO: Lawmakers pause sex abuse bill as critics cast doubt on constitutionality

May 26, 2021

The House Judiciary Committee postponed a vote on legislation that would give victims of past sexual abuse access to the

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WEST VIRGINIA: Things Starting To Feel More Normal

May 24, 2021

After the recent lifting of mask mandates for those with COVID-19 vaccinations by the CDC and West Virginia following

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ILLINOIS: Letter to the Editor: Extend Liability Protections for Health Care Workers

May 21, 2021

Dear Editor, I am a registered nurse at Rush University Medical Center, and I’m writing to echo the sentiments that all

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TEXAS: CALA: We must rein in lawsuits against commercial vehicle owners and operators

May 19, 2021

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse leaders are applauding legislation aimed at reining in lawsuits against commercial vehicle

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LOUISIANA: Louisiana needs tort reform as new report shows billions in economic and wage losses

May 11, 2021

Last year's tort reforms notwithstanding, Louisiana is still sustaining billions in lost economic activity and wages, not

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ILLINOIS: Coupled with the Governor’s tax hikes, SB 72 would bring soaring litigation costs that threaten to wipe out thousands of small businesses in Illinois

May 6, 2021

Dear Editor, Coupled with the Governor’s tax hikes, SB 72 would bring soaring litigation costs that threaten to wipe out

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NATIONAL: SCOTUS Should Affirm Federal Law Supremacy With FDA Authority Case

May 5, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rein in state court rulings that impose liability on pharmaceutical companies

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ILLINOIS: Illinois' economic recovery hindered by lawmakers' anti-business decisions

April 27, 2021

Our lawmakers have demonstrated short-sighted behavior that will prove detrimental to the Illinois business community

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FLORIDA: Florida business leaders unveil 2021 lawsuit impact report

April 22, 2021

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) released their 2021 lawsuit economic impact report on Thursday, detailing the state’s legal climate amidst the backdrop of the pandemic.

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ILLINOIS: Illinois Businesses Deserve Better from Springfield

April 20, 2021

It’s time for Governor Pritzker and Illinois legislators to start working with business owners rather than continuing to actively work against them, especially as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CALIFORNIA: Proposition 65 invites abuse and needs reform

April 16, 2021

New legislation from Assembly member Ed Chau, D-Monterey Park, could provide long-needed reform to one of the most widely abused ballot initiatives in the state’s history.

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TEXAS: South Texas commercial vehicle operators, owners under attack

April 16, 2021

This opinion reflects the recent trend in aggressive and excessive tactics used to take advantage of Corpus Christi employers.

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ILLINOIS: Gov. Pritzker veto SB 72

April 14, 2021

The Illinois healthcare community is under threat thanks to SB 72, a detrimental piece of legislation that will unfairly penalize the hardworking physicians, nurses and healthcare workers who continue to fight on the frontlines of the ongoing pandemic.

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CALIFORNIA: Curbing Lawsuit Abuse is Critical to California's COVID-19 Recovery

April 13, 2021

It is no secret that COVID-19 has crushed small businesses across Orange County and California.

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ILLINOIS: Illinois' lawsuit-friendly environment costs $1,000 per resident

April 12, 2021

A new report estimates Illinois’ judicial system, often criticized for outsized settlements and what’s known as “rocket dockets” that whisk some cases through faster than others, costs each Illinois resident more than $1,000 per person. 

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ILLINOIS: Citizens, businesses, physicians need Pritzker's help

April 3, 2021

In the waning hours of the Illinois General Assembly’s 101st session in January, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association persuaded lawmakers to pass disastrous legislation that would have required the payment of pre-judgment interest in medical and other liability cases.

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ILLINOIS: COVID-19 Frivolous Lawsuits Will Jeopardize Our Economic Recovery

April 1, 2021

As the president and CEO of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, I am witnessing firsthand just how difficult it is for small businesses to keep up with shifting COVID-19 public health guidelines.

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FLORIDA: Tom Gaitens Looks to 'Level' Work Playing Field, Raise Awareness for Lawsuit Reform

March 25, 2021

As of yesterday, it has become public that Tampa Area businessman, Tom Gaitens, will be the new Executive Director of Florida Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. 

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FLORIDA: Tom Gaitens named executive director of Florida Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

March 24, 2021

Tom Gaitens has been tapped to serve as the new executive director of Florida Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (FLCALA).

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TEXAS: Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Leaders Urge Support for Sen. Hancock's Pandemic Liability Protection Act

March 24, 2021

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) leaders are urging members of the Legislature to support Senate Bill 6 – the Pandemic Liability Protection Act – by State Sen. Kelly Hancock.

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CALIFORNIA: Legal reform is crucial for small business recovery

March 23, 2021

Americans have lived through and suffered the consequences of the ongoing pandemic for a year now.

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TEXAS: Lawsuit abuse is hurting operators of commercial vehicles

March 18, 2021

Groceries to your doorstep. Packages safely delivered. Toilet paper, face masks, holiday gifts, and now, vaccines are all seamlessly transported across the state and around the country.

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ILLINOIS: Illinois lawmakers must work with - not against - Illinois businesses

March 15, 2021

As we all know, the coronavirus dealt an impossible set of circumstances to our businesses.

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CALIFORNIA: New Ninth Circuit ruling includes limitations on PAGA penalties

March 15, 2021

A federal appeals court ruling will substantially cut the amount awarded in PAGA (Private Attorneys General Act) lawsuits, as the court found that only the first violation qualifies unless the employer has been duly notified of the alleged violations.

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ILLINOIS: Illinois lawmakers must change their ways in 2021

March 15, 2021

For far too long, Illinois lawmakers have neglected the Illinois business community.

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WEST VIRGINIA: Tort reform groups applaud W.Va. lawmakers' work on COVID immunity legislation

March 11, 2021

National and statewide tort reform groups are praising West Virginia lawmakers for work on the COVID-19 immunity legislation that could be on the governor’s desk soon.

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ILLINOIS: Veto HB 3360

March 11, 2021

As a healthcare professional, I was extremely disappointed when I learned that HB 3360 had passed through the Illinois General Assembly.

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LOUISIANA: Oil industry calls coastal erosion settlement authorized by Landry misguided, flawed

March 5, 2021

Louisiana oil industry representatives and others blasted a multi-million-dollar coastal-erosion settlement authorized Thursday by Attorney General Jeff Landry as misguided and flawed, arguing that it fails to address the underlying issue of coastal restoration.

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CALIFORNIA: Lawyers ramp up advertising under Covid

March 5, 2021

Under the current economic slowdown, most Americans have spent time thinking about how they will cut personal spending, how they will pay their rent or mortgage, and some are also asking themselves how long they can endure this economy that is hanging on by a thread. 

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FLORIDA: COVID Liability Protection on Deck During Florida's 2021 Legislative Session

February 24, 2021

Well, it is time for the 2021 legislative session to begin again. 

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TEXAS: Right to repair vs. frivolous lawsuits

February 23, 2021

The Texas Legislature during its 2019 session passed a law requiring school districts and other governmental entities to give architects, engineers and contractors an opportunity to correct work deemed to be defective after a construction project is completed.

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CALIFORNIA: Frivolous Lawsuits Prolong California's Economic Recovery

February 23, 2021

Like the rest of the nation, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has ravaged California’s economy.

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CALIFORNIA: Small businesses need help

February 21, 2021

California small businesses are under assault. 

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WEST VIRGINIA: COVID liability immunity bill passes state Senate, heads to House of Delegates

February 19, 2021

CHARLESTON — The state Senate has passed a bill that would provide immunity from civil litigation regarding COVID-19 matters.

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FLORIDA: Stop frivolous lawsuits

February 18, 2021

I’ve been a small business owner for as long as I can remember.

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FLORIDA: Hardworking employers targeted by exploitative lawsuits

February 17, 2021

Like everyone else, the ongoing pandemic has weighed heavily on employers.

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ILLINOIS: Illinois Lawmakers Vote to Pass Yet Another Anti-Business Bill

February 10, 2021

When I heard about HB 3360, which recently passed the Illinois General Assembly, I couldn’t believe that our lawmakers had once again voted to pass legislation that hurts our state’s businesses and medical professionals.

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CALIFORNIA: Time for tort reform in California

February 10, 2021

According to a poll, almost 60% of Californians believe that lawmakers are not doing enough to combat lawsuit abuse.

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TEXAS: Time to Stop Abusive Lawsuits Plaguing Owners, Operators of Commercial Trucks and Cars

February 9, 2021

During the pandemic, we have all become keenly aware of the importance of delivery and service vehicles to our daily lives. And, so have personal injury lawyers.  

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CALIFORNIA: It's time to reform AB 5 to help California's business climate

February 5, 2021

As California inches toward progress on COVID-19 vaccinations, we must face overlapping challenges of an unprecedented health crisis and an economic crisis. 

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CALIFORNIA: California lawmakers must address the issue of tort reform in 2021

January 28, 2021

It’s time that California lawmakers take tort reform more seriously.

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CALIFORNIA: Lawmakers can stop the small business killer - Coronavirus lawsuits

January 19, 2021

As you know, COVID-19 has not been kind to California’s small business community. 

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CALIFORNIA: New Privacy Rules, Lawsuit Abuse Crush California's Online Businesses

January 14, 2021

In 2021, something must be done to address California’s deteriorating business climate.

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ILLINOIS: Lawsuit fairness is impossible without good judges

January 12, 2021

In my roles as a member of the DuPage County Board and Vice President of Service Stampings Illinois Inc., I have a unique perspective on the importance of electing quality judges in our state and local community.

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FLORIDA: Protect businesses from COVID-19 litigation

January 7, 2021

As the COVID-19 crisis drags on, businesses across Florida have begun to reopen in line with guidance from the Governor’s office and public health officials.

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CALIFORNIA: Business climate must change in 2021

January 7, 2021

Entering 2021, it is nearly impossible to avoid headlines about businesses that are closing their doors and more jobs lost due to COVID-19 in California. 

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FLORIDA: Stop Excessive COVID-19 Litigation

January 5, 2021

Americans are addicted to lawsuits.

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TEXAS: Transport Services - Commercial Vehicle Litigation by the Numbers

January 1, 2021

As we've all seen in the past few months, our well-being depends on commercial vehicles delivering services and goods to distribution centers, retail outlets and our front doors.

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FLORIDA: Protect Veteran-Owned Businesses Against Frivolous COVID-19 Litigation

January 1, 2021

As a retired Air Force general, I have immense empathy for those fighting on the front lines in the war against COVID-19.

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FLORIDA: The Legislature Needs to Look at Premises and COVID-19 Lawsuit Reform

December 31, 2020

Lawsuits put a well-documented strain on employers and job creators across our great state. 

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FLORIDA: Lawsuit abuse hurts Florida's economy and consumers

December 30, 2020

It’s fair to assume that when it comes to abuse of our judicial system, most people don’t consider it to impact their daily lives and that unless you’re a lawyer or a judge, you don’t really have to worry about it.

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FLORIDA: Too Many Malpractice Lawsuits Hurt Doctors, Nurses, and Patients

December 29, 2020

We read all the time about medical malpractice lawsuits generating tens of thousands of dollars, but we should remember that letting them get out of hand, like they are here in Florida, does major damage to healthcare providers and makes treatment less accessible for patients.

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CALIFORNIA: Guest View, Victor Gomez: Sue-happy California ranks third worst

December 17, 2020

In my 17 years as a central coast franchise owner, I was always grateful for my community and the passion they had for supporting local family-owned businesses.

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CALIFORNIA: Gomez: California ranks 3rd as 'judicial hellhole'

December 16, 2020

As a business owner of a franchise for nearly two decades, I always appreciated my community and the passion people had for supporting local family-owned businesses.

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ILLINOIS: The challenges of doing business within Illinois' judicial hellholes

December 14, 2020

Cook, Madison and St. Clair counties just put Illinois on the map for being one of the worst “Judicial Hellholes” in the nation – again.

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CALIFORNIA: California Lawmakers Must Protect Family Businesses in 2021

December 9, 2020

These days, it is hard to avoid headlines about the latest businesses going under and more lost jobs due to COVID-19 in California.

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FLORIDA: The Morning Show with Preston Scott

November 18, 2020

Preston Scott interviews Florida NFIB Executive Director Bill Herrle. 

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CALIFORNIA: Former mayor hired as head of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

November 12, 2020

Former Hollister Mayor Victor Gomez has been hired as the executive director of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, according to a press release from the organization.

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CALIFORNIA: Victor Gomez named as Executive Director for Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

November 12, 2020

California’s Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has named Victor Gomez of Pinnacle Strategy as their new executive director.

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CALIFORNIA: In 2020, California Lawmakers Failed to Protect Californians Against Lawsuit Abuse

November 11, 2020

Another legislative session has come to close here in California and, once again, lawmakers have let Californians down. 

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FLORIDA: Protect Florida Small Businesses from COVID-19 Litigation

November 6, 2020

Whether you realize it or not, small businesses are what define a community.

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FLORIDA: Personal injury lawyer indicted in federal probe of staged accidents

November 6, 2020

A sprawling federal investigation into staged vehicle collisions with tractor-trailers saw its first indictment Thursday against a personal injury attorney who was allegedly at the center of widespread insurance fraud.

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FLORIDA: Protect small business from frivolous lawsuits

October 30, 2020

Legal billing is driving up costs for everyone when we are all already struggling through COVID-19.

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ILLINOIS: Small businesses are on life support in Illinois

October 29, 2020

Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every part of our lives. 

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ILLINOIS: Illinois lawmakers are destroying our small business community

October 21, 2020

While we are currently living in a state of unknown, we face a variety of challenges.

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CALIFORNIA: Lawsuits related to COVID-19 are next threat to small business

October 20, 2020

There is no way around it — California’s Assembly Bill 5 has been a disaster for our state.

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CALIFORNIA: Lawsuits related to COVID-19 are next threat to small business

October 14, 2020

As the Business San Jose Chamber PAC continues to advocate for the safe reopening of our local economy, let’s not forget the challenges that have existed for years for our local business owners: abusive lawsuits.

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ILLINOIS: Proposed progressive tax would hurt Illinois businesses

October 10, 2020

If there was ever a time to support local businesses, it’s now.

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CALIFORNIA: Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

October 7, 2020

As your local small business advocates, the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce continues to work on the safe reopening of our local businesses so we can get our residents, neighbors and friends back to work.

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LOUISIANA: A high economic cost of reckless lawsuits

October 6, 2020

This week marks Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, observed by Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch and other grassroots organizations across the country that support civil justice reform.

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ILLINOIS: Shining a light on lawsuit abuse in Illinois

October 5, 2020

This week, we recognize the annual Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week nationwide, and 2020 certainly looks a lot different than any other year.

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ILLINOIS: Illinois lawmakers continue to make life difficult for small businesses

September 29, 2020

COVID-19 is impacting everyone’s lives across the United States, especially in Illinois. 

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FLORIDA: Florida's Hispanic Communities Hurt by Lawsuit Epidemic

September 23, 2020

One of the most overlooked problems stemming from Florida’s overabundance of lawsuits is the effect it has on the most vulnerable people in the state. This is especially true for small businesses owned by members of the state’s Hispanic community.

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FLORIDA: Lawyers take advantage of the pandemic

September 21, 2020

I’ve worked as a healthcare professional for over 25 years, and I’ve never witnessed anything like what’s been happening in the past few months – and I’m not talking about the global pandemic. I’m talking about the way that some lawyers have been leveraging COVID-19 for their own personal benefit.

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CALIFORNIA: Small Businesses Look to Sacramento for Some COVID Magic

September 18, 2020

Mirror, mirror, on the wall—will I still be here in the fall? I may actually own a magic mirror events company here in Los Angeles, but I know I am just one of thousands of small business owners across the state asking themselves this same question. 

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LOUISIANA: Industry groups argue Fifth Circuit should reverse panel decision on coastal lawsuits

September 16, 2020

A federal appeals court should reverse a three-judge panel's decision that lawsuits seeking to make oil and gas companies pay for alleged environmental damage belong in state court, several industry groups argued in briefs filed Tuesday.

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LOUISIANA: Oil companies facing lawsuits over coastal damage ask court to reconsider sending the cases to state court

September 9, 2020

Oil and gas companies are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its previous decision that parish lawsuits alleging damage of coastal wetlands should be heard in state court.

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ILLINOIS: Leadership in our courts during COVID-19

September 4, 2020

I want to applaud every employee of Dupage County’s circuit court who each played a part to adjust to virtual hearings and kept our judicial process running.

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CALIFORNIA: Support, Don't Sue, California's Small Businesses

September 3, 2020

Over the past few weeks, California small business owners such as myself have worked diligently to ensure a safe reopening and to make sure we do everything we can to keep employees and customers healthy.

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ILLINOIS: Illinois Courts Deserve Good Judges

September 3, 2020

The citizens of Illinois deserve a civil justice system that works efficiently and on behalf of their best interest.

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CALIFORNIA: Judge Gives Favorable Ruling for Coffee Roasters and Distributors in Proposition 65 Lawsuit

September 1, 2020

Coffee roasters, distributors and coffee lovers received a favorable ruling this week when Superior Court Judge Elihu M. Berle ended a decade-long lawsuit, ruling that the coffee industry had met their burden of showing that acrylamide, found in that of coffee following the roasting and brewing process, doesn’t cause cancer. 

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FLORIDA: Protecting businesses to safeguard veterans

August 28, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic far from over, veterans of the United States and armed forces continue to suffer through the reality of higher costs for groceries, medicines, and other necessities that have gone up due to a combination of public health restrictions and excessive lawsuits.

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CALIFORNIA: Websites become new focus of disability rights in age of COVID-19

August 27, 2020

As a blind man, Guillermo Robles successfully sued Domino’s Pizza because the chain failed to build a website that was as accessible to him as its brick-and-mortar restaurants.

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FLORIDA: Overinflated Damages, Higher Cost of Insurance

August 27, 2020

If you’ve noticed an increase in your insurance costs, you’re not alone. For many Floridians, rising insurance costs have become the new norm, and overinflated medical damages in personal injury lawsuits are largely to blame.

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CALIFORNIA: Protect essential businesses

August 26, 2020

If the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic don’t destroy many businesses and jobs in California, the coming avalanche of abusive lawsuits certainly will.

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CALIFORNIA: Gov. Newsom seen as only hope of gas station owners for protection from COVID-19 suits

August 16, 2020

Now more than ever, California’s businesses have stepped up to the plate to help keep our state moving with the goods and services we need. But as this pandemic continues, they face a looming and devastating threat for their efforts — predatory COVID-19 litigation.

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ILLINOIS: Letter: Difficulties of reopening businesses must be considered

August 13, 2020

Right now, Illinois small business owners are suffering. After months of COVID-19-led closures, we’re finally able to reopen. However, this comes at great cost and risk.

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CALIFORNIA: Judge's dismissal of COVID-19 emotional distress suits could deter similar litigation

August 7, 2020

The recent dismissal of COVID-19 claims against a cruise line could make similar cases alleging emotional distress unlikely to prevail, and sends a message the courts should be used for those who have been justly harmed, a civil justice advocate said.

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FLORIDA: Enact tort reform to end lawsuit abuse

June 18, 2020

As the economy reopens, prices continue to rise at the grocery store and beyond. Of course, issues related to COVID-19 are responsible, but there is also another reason most don’t consider: runaway lawsuits clogging our courtrooms.

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LOUISIANA: Louisiana Insurance Reform Legislation Continues to be Political Hot Potato

June 15, 2020

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed legislation that would have drastically changed how the state’s legal system deals with automobile injury claims.

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LOUISIANA: Louisiana Gov. Edwards vetoes sweeping changes to how courts handle auto injury claims

June 12, 2020

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed legislation that would have drastically changed how the state’s legal system deals with automobile injury claims.

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ILLINOIS: Businesses need lawmakers' support

June 10, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, Illinois businesses are struggling tremendously. Instead of taking measures to support our businesses in these desperate times, Illinois lawmakers have taken the opposite approach, and have passed new taxes and requirements that will only hinder business owners’ ability to reopen successfully.

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CALIFORNIA: Employees and Businesses Agree--It's Time to Get Back to Work in California

June 9, 2020

Under lockdown for the past three months, millions of small businesses have fallen victim to COVID-19-induced bankruptcy, and millions more Californians have lost their jobs or been furloughed. Sustainable for a time, the cost of the necessary health precautions is now beginning to outweigh the benefits, especially as individuals become acclimated with how to responsibly leave their homes and businesses implement appropriate social distancing and other safety measures.

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CALIFORNIA: Commentary: Small business owners plea to Newsom: Protect our local businesses

May 12, 2020

Small business owners across California answered the call by remaining open during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide groceries, medicine, medical and hardware supplies, transportation and other essential services so Californians could have what they need during the safer-at-home directive.

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LOUISIANA: Protection against a lawsuit boom vital to economic recovery

May 10, 2020

Louisianans join others across the country and around the world in managing the effects of the novel coronavirus on our families, our businesses and our communities.

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ILLINOIS: By reforming medical liability laws, we can improve the quality and cost of health care

May 5, 2020

As a long-time medical professional, I can attest to the fact the United States has the best doctors, nurses and other medical service workers in the world.

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CALIFORNIA: Lawmakers must protect California's small businesses against frivolous PAGA lawsuits

May 5, 2020

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you know that amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, protecting small businesses has been among lawmakers’ top priorities.

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FLORIDA: LETTER: Covid-19 and lawsuits

April 25, 2020

During a crisis, it is unfortunate that some folks look for an opportunity just to game the system.

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WEST VIRGINIA: Leaders hope to provide Coronavirus legal immunity to businesses; attorney group calls it unneeded

April 21, 2020

CHARLESTON – State lawmakers and others are discussing legislation to provide some sort of immunity to health care providers, businesses and others who have remained open during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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ILLINOIS: Letter to the editor: Put caps on the amount that the court can award for different cases

March 12, 2020

As a small business owner, I risk facing a lawsuit every time I open up my doors.

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FLORIDA: Letter: Fix how courts evaluate medical damages

March 10, 2020

Every year it seems like medical bills in Florida climb higher and bring insurance rates up along with them.

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MISSOURI: Reform in progress over Missouri's legal climate

March 5, 2020

For most businesses, their state’s legal climate is rarely an acute concern — until they are sued.

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WEST VIRGINIA: Supporters of intermediate court say it will help businesses, but others say it will hurt West Virginians

March 4, 2020

CHARLESTON — West Virginians have had at least three years to refine their opinions on whether the state needs an appeals court between the county-level circuit courts and the state Supreme Court.

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MISSOURI: Missouri Small Business Thanks Senate for Passing Lawsuit Abuse Reform

March 3, 2020

Small business owners across the state of Missouri are thanking the senate for passing legislation that would make Missouri a more friendly place to own and run a small business.

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WEST VIRGINIA: Debate over intermediate court hits the House of Delegates, again

February 27, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  The longstanding issue of whether West Virginia should establish an intermediate appellate court has hit the House of Delegates.

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LOUISIANA: Report: Excessive lawsuit costs subtract almost $2 billion and 20,000 jobs from Louisiana's economy

February 13, 2020

Groups calling for an overhaul of Louisiana’s legal system say “excessive” litigation costs subtract $1.9 billion from the state’s annual economic output, leading to the loss of 19,794 jobs and a per-person “tort tax” of $417.72.

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CALIFORNIA: Executive Director of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Ken Barnes on California Dropping to #2 on the Judicial 'Hellhole' Report

December 11, 2019

Ken Barnes of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse joined Lu Parker, Sam Rubin, Jessica Holmes and Kaj Goldberg on the set of the KTLA 5 Morning News at 10a.

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CALIFORNIA: Legal advertising and geofencing may be skewing jury pools and damaging public perception

November 13, 2019

Trial lawyer ads are dominating the airwaves, and that’s becoming a bigger problem as high-profile lawsuits continue to make their way into the headlines. California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse’s Maryann Marino recently spoke to the Northern California Record about some of the trial lawyer advertising trends across the country.

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CALIFORNIA: Prop. 65 Roundup listing misleads consumers, hurts farmers

November 8, 2019

Proposition 65 has a habit of making headlines for all the ridiculous lawsuits it causes. Recently, however, California’s farmers have been put at risk thanks to revived efforts to add glyphosate to Prop. 65’s list of hazardous chemicals. Read this article in the Visalia Times Delta to learn why doing so would be a mistake that could hurt farmers across the state.

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FLORIDA: Lawsuits imperil small businesses

October 30, 2019

One letter to The News-Press recently detailed the ways that lawsuit abuse is hurting Florida’s small businesses and, in turn, the state economy as a whole. Learn more about what they think can be done to alleviate the lawsuit abuse burden on the state’s small businesses.

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CALIFORNIA: CALA exec discusses PAGA lawsuits in wake of county supervisor's op-ed calling for reform

October 29, 2019

California’s Private Attorney General Act, or PAGA for short, has been a primary contributor to lawsuit abuse in recent years. California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Executive Director Ken Barnes recently spoke about how PAGA lawsuits have hurt businesses in the state through all sorts of claims.

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FLORIDA: Florida’s Business Community Eyeing Tort Reform

October 25, 2019

Frivolous lawsuits are a major problem for Florida businesses. Florida Daily reports on a recent roundtable discussion featuring many of the state’s business leaders, who talked about the issue and what can finally be done to ease the costs of lawsuit abuse for Florida businessowners.

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WEST VIRGINIA: Neely dismisses notion that he's anti-business, says people are too negative

October 21, 2019

The West Virginia State Supreme Court has been taking important steps away from mistakes of the past, and West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse wants to make sure it keeps moving forward. The West Virginia Record looks at some of what’s contributed to the court’s improved reputation, and what could still set it back.

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CALIFORNIA: Let’s stop attorneys who take advantage of California labor laws

October 15, 2019

California’s labor laws have been a major source of lawsuit abuse, including the state’s open-ended Private Attorneys General Act. Check out this piece in The Modesto Bee for one county supervisor’s breakdown of how California trial lawyers have used loopholes in the law to go after massive court awards and settlements.

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CALIFORNIA: Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week is Done, But the Problem Persists

October 10, 2019

The first week of October marks Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, but the push for reform can’t end once the week is done. A recent post on Fox & Hounds talked about why the fight against lawsuit abuse needs to be a year-round effort in California.

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CALIFORNIA: CALA director: 'Banning arbitration means inundating the courts with more lawsuits'

October 7, 2019

Arbitration plays an important role in keeping lawsuit abuse at bay, but efforts are underway in California to ban arbitration in employment settings. Ken Barnes, Executive Director of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, recently spoke to the Northern California Record about how doing so would be detrimental to the state’s businesses.

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CALIFORNIA: It’s Time to Fix the Broken System and stop lawsuit abuse

October 2, 2019

One supporter of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse recently wrote to the Event-News Enterprise to talk about the toll lawsuit abuse is taking on California’s businesses and state economy. Read his piece to learn more about how trial lawyers are misusing the state’s labor laws to score a big payday on the citizens’ dime.

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LOUISIANA: Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch: Reform critical to lower skyrocketing auto insurance rates

September 19, 2019

Auto insurance rates continue to rise in Louisiana, and lawsuit abuse plays a big part in that. Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable recently spoke to the Louisiana Record about how, as well as what reforms are needed to finally get auto insurance rates under control in Louisiana.

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WEST VIRGINIA: West Virginia lawsuit climate ranking holds steady at 45

September 19, 2019

One ranking of lawsuit climates across the United States ranked West Virginia 45th in the country. According to West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse’s Greg Thomas, that is in large part due to certain aspects of the state’s legal system that are “out-of-step” with states that have better lawsuit climates.

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TEXAS: Texas Legislature making strides to protect patients

September 18, 2019

Legal services ads on TV may seem harmless, but they can pose a serious risk to patients with some misleading messages about their medication. In this article, Past President of Bay Area Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Dr. Christine L. Canterbury highlights how Texas is working to improve things with new laws requiring proper warnings and disclosures in future ads.

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LOUISIANA: CNBC ranks Louisiana among nation's worst for doing business

August 30, 2019

Stopping lawsuit abuse is necessary for building a vibrant business community. Unfortunately, Louisiana is learning that the hard way with recent rankings that listed the state’s business climate at 46th in the nation. Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable spoke to the Louisiana Record about what the state needs to fix.

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FLORIDA: Florida must continue to make strides in fighting lawsuit abuse

August 30, 2019

Florida took an important step toward curbing lawsuit abuse by passing Assignment of Benefits reform, but the state can’t stop now. This article in The Florida Times-Union takes a look at how the recent reform will help, with an eye toward what should come next.

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LOUISIANA: LLAW backs LABI's council to improve judicial transparency

August 29, 2019

A transparent legal system is critical to ensuring a fair civil justice system. Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable spoke to the Louisiana Record about an initiative from the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry which she says helps to “highlight strengths in the current system, as well as areas that voters might think worthy of improvement.”

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ILLINOIS: Hidden 'tort tax' from heavy lawsuit activity costing Chicago area residents $800 each, every year, new report says

August 27, 2019

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse recently released a new report alongside the Illinois Civil Justice League to bring attention to the cost that every Illinois resident pays for lawsuit abuse. This piece from the Cook County Record breaks down some of the findings, including the fact that lawsuit abuse contributes to 68,000 lost jobs every year in Illinois.

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TEXAS: BACALA luncheon features Gowdy

August 27, 2019

Bay Area Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse recently held a luncheon to bring light to the issues posed by lawsuit abuse. In attendance was former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who spoke about the importance of unity. KRIS 6 News covered Gowdy’s remarks in this piece.

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LOUISIANA: Lawsuit watchdog wants legislators to take stand for constituents, not the trial bar

August 19, 2019

Which legislators are really standing up for citizens? That’s what Lana Venable, Executive Director of Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, recently said voters should be asking when they cast their ballots. She highlighted some recent proposals for the Louisiana Record that could have finally provided relief from the state’s rising auto insurance rates, but that were ultimately stopped by lawmakers who put the trial bar above constituents.

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CALIFORNIA: CCALA pleased with passing of bill that closed Citizens’ Privacy Act loophole

July 20, 2019

When California passed sweeping data privacy regulations last year, it left open some significant loopholes that posed a serious threat to small businesses in the state. Thankfully, the state legislature has been hard at work on measures to close them, and California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Ken Barnes recently explained to the Northern California Record how those efforts will provide relief to the state’s job creators.

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TEXAS: Don’t Let A Lawyer Be Your Doctor: Ignore These “Bad Drug” Ads

July 1, 2019

With so many trial lawyer ads flooding our TVs, it’s easy to mistake ploys for more clients with genuine medical advice. In this article, Bay Area Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse sets the facts straight and shows how you can avoid being the next target of deceptive legal services advertising.

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FLORIDA: Small businesses hardest hit by lawsuit abuse

June 27, 2019

Lawsuit abuse comes with a cost, and we all foot the bill. Unfortunately, this can have devastating consequences for the small businesses that help our communities thrive. In the Orlando Sentinel, NFIB Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle outlines a new report released alongside CALA showing how small businesses and their employees are hurt by the copious lawsuit abuse allowed to run rampant in the state.

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CALIFORNIA: End of a Silly California Coffee Cancer Scare

June 12, 2019

Prop. 65 has provided a seemingly bottomless well of material for new lawsuits, but California thankfully put an end to one ridiculous push to make businesses put cancer warnings on their coffee. While that was a step forward, there is still more work to do, as California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse’s Julie Griffiths explains in The Wall Street Journal.

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LOUISIANA: Robert Mills: The high cost of lawsuit abuse

June 6, 2019

Lawsuit abuse has been a problem in Louisiana for a long time, and citizens are taking notice. As more and more people realize the costs associated with runaway litigation, they are speaking out and telling lawmakers they’re fed up. In this piece for the Shreveport Times, Robert Mills explains the lawsuit abuse epidemic in the state, and how groups like Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch are working to set things right.

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FLORIDA: Tort reform advocates outline legislative agenda

June 5, 2019

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse was recently joined by NFIB Florida to discuss the state’s most recent legislative session, as well as to rollout out the latest CALA report revealing the damage lawsuit abuse inflicts on the Florida’s communities and small businesses. See this piece by Florida Politics to learn why, while Assignment of Benefits reform may be a good start, there is still more work to do in the session ahead.

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LOUISIANA: Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch executive director says gubernatorial candidates must address tort reform

June 2, 2019

This fall, the people of Louisiana will go to the polls to select their governor. The Louisiana Record reports on why Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable believes the candidates this time around “will have no choice but to address lawsuit abuse as a central campaign issue.”

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LOUISIANA: Coastal lawsuits put residents and local economy at risk, LLAW says

May 28, 2019

Lawsuits over Louisiana’s coastline continue to be a major issue for the state. The Louisiana Record reports on why Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable thinks they could continue to cause problems for the state, and how the lawsuits are “counterproductive and have a real impact on both families and the local economy.”

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CALIFORNIA: DA Praised For Civil Action Against Alleged 'Shakedown' Lawyers

May 13, 2019

California has faced a slew of lawsuits misusing the Americans with Disabilities Act in recent years. Thankfully, one District Attorney in the state took steps to fight back against attorneys known for filing lawsuits which abused the measure, earning praise from California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. The Murrietta Patch reports on his efforts to curb the “shakedown” local trial lawyers were using to target local businesses for big money.

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FLORIDA: Putting Safety First

May 2, 2019

In this letter to Tallahassee Reports, one local businessowner discusses the reverberating effects that worker’s compensation suits can have on small businesses, and why such issues are often better addressed outside of the courtroom.

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LOUISIANA: Civil justice reform a tall order for an election year, LLAW exec says

April 26, 2019

Louisiana has an election coming up this year, which could make things complicated when it comes to pursuing meaningful civil justice reform. See why Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable says reform could be a challenge in the Louisiana Record.

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TEXAS: New report shows Texans bombarded with ads for legal services, $4.1M spent in final quarter of 2018

April 17, 2019

Texas trial lawyers continue to spend millions on advertising in pursuit of new clients. Read this article to see the data from the latest report released by the American Tort Reform Association which sheds light on the lengths lawyers will go to in order to muster up business in the state, and why Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse Chairman Marcus Jahns says they can be dangerous.

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TEXAS: Texas Senate passes bill seeking to bring transparency and accountability to lawyer health advertising

April 11, 2019

All those legal services ads that consume the commercial breaks during your favorite shows pose a serious risk to patients. Citing Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse data showing 82 percent of doctors believe the ads could lead to patients not taking medications as prescribed, this article details how the Texas Senate is taking action.

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LOUISIANA: LLAW: Excessive civil tort costs take a toll on Louisiana's taxpayers and economy

April 11, 2019

The data doesn’t lie: lawsuit abuse is hurting the Louisiana economy. Check out the latest report from Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch to learn more about the true costs of frivolous litigation.

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CALIFORNIA: Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse says arbitration could reduce costs of San Francisco city worker lawsuits

April 9, 2019

Arbitration agreements play a critical role in avoiding bloated legal settlements on the taxpayers’ money. As California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Regional Director Maryann Marino tells the Northern California Record, they are imperative to finding an agreement that makes sense without costing a fortune.

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LOUISIANA: Billboards mocking attorneys could help Rispone, says LLAW

April 9, 2019

One Louisiana gubernatorial candidate noticed a lot of billboards advertising trial lawyers along Louisiana highways, so he decided to take action in a unique way. He bought his own billboard emblazoned with the line, “I Bought This Billboard So The Injury Attorneys Couldn’t.” Read this piece to find out why Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable thinks the message will resonate with voters in the state.

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LOUISIANA: Letter to the editor: Dangerous precedent being set by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

March 5, 2019

In this letter, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable outlines the ways coastal lawsuits in the state push the law further than intended, and bring outside lawyers into a venue meant for duly elected officials. As she says, “our system of checks and balances breaks down when lawsuits are substituted for policy.”

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FLORIDA: Guest Column: Our state badly needs tort reform

February 25, 2019

As Raymond Johnson writes in this piece, not all lawyers are bad, but there are too many bad ones running amok in Florida. By taking advantage of Assignment of Benefits Agreements, they have managed to inflate insurance claims, squeezing insurance companies for millions and forcing them to raise rates, which means small businesses and everyday Americans are left to foot the bill.

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LOUISIANA: Experts say Louisiana’s high insurance rates reflect a culture of litigation

February 18, 2019

It’s well-documented that insurance rates in Louisiana are among America’s highest. As Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch and other experts have mentioned, this points to a dangerously prominent “culture of litigation” against insurance providers, forcing them to raise rates while they fend off a bombardment of court challenges.

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LOUISIANA: Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says state ‘at a critical juncture’ regarding legal system reforms

February 5, 2019

In February, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch and other local business associations got together to highlight what changes need to improve the legal environment in the state. Read on to find out why LLAW Executive Director Lana Venable says the state is at a “critical juncture” in the fight for change.

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LOUISIANA: Opinion: Lawsuit Abuse Is Running Rampant In Louisiana

December 25, 2018

In this piece for The Daily Caller, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable highlights the abuses of our civil justice system across America, elaborating on their devastating effects on communities and businesses. Pointing to Louisiana as a cautionary tale of the harm the costs those abuses can bring, Venable brings attention to the very real consequences of lawsuit abuse.

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FLORIDA: Lawsuits are hurting Florida’s nursing homes and patients

January 8, 2019

Illustrating the dire consequences of letting lawsuit abuse run rampant, William Large looks at the suits trial lawyers are currently pursuing against Florida nursing homes. Without action, Large says, seniors around the state could experience a drop in their quality of care.

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WEST VIRGINIA: Survey says most residents want intermediate court, trial lawyers group calls it unnecessary

January 25, 2019

West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse recently conducted a survey of the state’s residents and found significant support for reasonable tort reforms. Among them are the implementation of an intermediate appellate court, changes to seatbelt liability, and adjustments to personal injury claims.

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LOUISIANA: Louisiana Mid-Content Oil and Gas Association calls for policies that will improve state’s broken legal climate

January 17, 2019

Voicing the organization’s agreement with Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch Executive Director Lana Venable, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association President Tyler Gray spoke with the Louisiana Record about the state’s legal climate. In the piece, Gray says, "For Louisiana to be successful, our state needs policies that will improve our broken legal climate and create a better environment for all businesses to operate.”

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CALIFORNIA: Study shows CA has most unfair and unbalanced judicial system in the U.S.

December 21, 2018

California has been ranked number one in the 2018-2019 Judicial Hellholes List as the most unfair and unbalanced judicial system in the country, thanks to abusive “no-injury” litigation.

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FLORIDA: DON BROWN: Inaccuracy in damages a problem in Florida

December 16, 2018

Don Brown, a former Florida state representative, discusses the dire need for lawsuit reform in the Florida legislature and the state’s recent ranking as a ‘Judicial Hellhole.’

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FLORIDA: Litigation continues to drive up insurance premiums

December 12, 2018

Frivolous lawsuits are causing Floridians’ health, car and homeowner insurance policies to skyrocket to unaffordable levels, In the past, the Florida legislature has failed to address this issue, but Governor Ron DeSantis’s Supreme Court picks could influence and push for a legislative solution.

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CALIFORNIA: California retakes position as number one judicial hellhole in America

December 11, 2018

For the past two years in a row, California topped ATRA’s annual ‘Judicial Hellholes’ report. Abusive litigation and massive settlements have caused California taxpayers both millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs.

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LOUISIANA: Louisiana's 'judicial hellhole' rating is no surprise, Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

December 10, 2018

For the ninth consecutive year, Louisiana has been named a ‘Judicial Hellhole,’ Lawsuit abuse watchdogs cited lawsuits against energy companies that allege coastal damage is linked to their operations, tort lawsuits regarding Americans with Disability Act compliancy issues and auto insurance premiums as reasons for the classification.

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ILLINOIS: Madison, St. Clair Counties ranked eighth on ‘Judicial Hellholes’ list

December 4, 2018

For the second year in a row, both Madison and St. Clair Counties were considered two of the worst jurisdictions in the country. Due to high volumes of abuse litigation, they ranked on the ‘Judicial Hellholes” list.

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ILLINOIS: The metro-east is still considered one of the country’s worst ‘judicial hellholes’

December 4, 2018

The increase of “no-injury” consumer class action lawsuits targeting the labeling of food products like cake mix or barbecue products put the Illinois’ Metro-East on the annual ‘Judicial Hellholes’ list.

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WEST VIRGINIA: Supreme Court chaos leaves West Virginia on ATRA's Judicial Hellhole Watch List

December 4, 2018

After the yearlong state Supreme Court drama, West Virginia was put on the watchlist for this year’s annual “Judicial Hellholes’ report.

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TEXAS: ‘Massive’ judgments earn Texas ‘Dishonorable Mention’ on ‘Judicial Hellhole’ report

December 4, 2018

Once again, Texas managed to avoid landing on the ‘Judicial Hellhole’ ranking list this year. However, they secured a ‘Dishonorable Mention’

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LOUISIANA: Writer makes case for need to reform 'judicial hellhole'

November 13, 2018

As Louisiana continues to be a Judicial Hellhole, people around the state are beginning to call for reform. Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch and others have highlighted the economic impact of lawsuit abuse in recent weeks, and the toll that takes on the state.

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LOUISIANA: Growing list of tort reform proponents should speak volumes, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association says

November 13, 2018

As an increasing number of people take notice of the harmful effects of excessive litigation across Louisiana, citizens and businesses alike are speaking out. Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch continues its efforts to garner support for meaningful reform and strip Louisiana of its “Judicial Hellhole” label.

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LOUISIANA: Riegel: The time has come in Louisiana for tort reform

October 25, 2018

Stephanie Riegel, Editor at the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report discusses grassroots efforts in the state to bring attention to the excessive costs of litigation in Louisiana. Without serious reform, costs will continue to rise and Louisiana taxpayers will be the ones footing the bill.

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LOUISIANA: Suits regarding accidents at truck stop may be case of 'jackpot justice,' Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch says

November 5, 2018

Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) recently spoke to the Louisiana Record about a string of lawsuits over accidents at a local truck stop. Unfortunately, these often lack a solid grounding and contribute to the state’s already skyrocketing insurance costs.

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FLORIDA: ‘Flawed’ tort laws cost state $11.8B in lost productivity, 126,000 jobs a year

October 25, 2018

According to a Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse study, tort costs have caused Florida to lose $11 billion in productivity. Florida Justice Reform Institute, a Tallahassee- based group, has been lobbying for tort reform for years and support CALA’s efforts.

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LOUISIANA: Report: Excessive civil tort costs taking a toll on Louisiana economy

October 15, 2018

A study conducted by Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse found that in 2018, the state’s economy lost $1.1 billion a year and more than 15,500 jobs. Further, the study claims the Louisiana state government loses 76.4 million a year in revenues as a result of excessive legal costs.

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CALIFORNIA: What's Your Sign? Check Again on Prop. 65

October 5, 2018

Consumers and lawyers have been abusing Proposition 65, a warning and signage requirement that has taken effect under California’s Safe Drinking Water Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse encourages business owners to set aside a little time to become familiar with OEHHA requirements as a way to protect themselves against meritless Prop. 65 litigation.

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CALIFORNIA: Governor Vetoes Lorena Gonzalez’ Bill Banning Employment Arbitration

October 1, 2018

Governor Brown’s veto on AB 3080 helps to limit unnecessary lawsuits against employers which essentially harm jobs and growth of small business. Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, one of the opponents of Assembly Bill, called the legislation “incredibly flawed” and praised Brown for “doing the right thing.”

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LOUISIANA: "Get Rich Quick" lawsuits hurting Louisiana small businesses

September 26, 2018

Over the course of the past year, there has been a 36 percent increase in lawsuits against Louisiana’s small business community, forcing these businesses to use scarce resources.

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LOUISIANA: VENABLE: Time to Turn Up the Heat on Lawsuit Abuse In Louisiana

September 10, 2018

Legal advertisements have been infiltrating Louisiana, particularly on the roadways. Lawyers are vowing to defend drivers and potential clients, but are they actually?

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FLORIDA: Why Florida needs tort reform to stop wasteful litigation

August 30, 2018

Tort reform is a slow process and it can seem impossible, especially when advocating for substantive improvements that curtail income to trial lawyers. The worst thing Floridians can do here is nothing, it’s time to stand up for our businesses and communities and put an end to lawsuit abuse.

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ILLINOIS: Policy Newsletter

August 8, 2018

The Chamber continues to monitor and oppose the, “Personal Data Collection and Protection Ordinance.” There is no quicker way to prevent job announcements such as the one announced, than to seek a patchwork approach to policy that is designed only to enrich trial attorneys by opening up employers to frivolous lawsuits.

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TEXAS: Letter to the editor: Lawsuits aren't the solution to addressing climate change issues

June 29, 2018

Jennifer Harris, Director of Texas Against Lawsuit Abuse issued a statement condemning New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman’s lawsuit of ExxonMobil, which warranted subsequent lawsuits against large corporations, while abusing taxpayer dollars.

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LOUISIANA: Director of Louisiana lawsuit watchdog group calls climate change lawsuits against big oil misguided

June 26, 2018

Louisiana has seen an increase in lawsuits against corporations. Director of the Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch, Melissa Landry said, “It is further proof that American’s are being sold a dangerous bill of goods by those who promise that lawsuits provide viable solutions to addressing coastal erosion.”

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ILLINOIS: With state population decreasing watchdog groups shed light on the problem

June 8, 2018

Former Executive Director for the Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch, Travis Akin sat down for an interview to discuss the importance of Illinois adopting sound lawsuit reform legislation.

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TEXAS: Your Turn: May 30

May 29, 2018

Texas has seen a rise in trial attorneys soliciting citizens. Jennifer Harris of Texas Against Lawsuit Abuse issues this warning to Texans.

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WEST VIRGINIA: CALA: Innovator liability litigation could have stifled development of new drugs

May 17, 2018

West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse applauds the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia for refusing to adopt ‘innovator liability,’ which attempts to hold makers of brand-name drugs liable for injuries allegedly caused by a generic version of a medication.

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TEXAS: Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Groups Tout Jury Service

May 3, 2018

CALA spokesperson, Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse, supports Governor Abbott’s declaration of Jury appreciation week, saying that “a robust jury system is essential to protect our rights as Americans and ensure all defendants are treated fairly in a court room.”

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CALIFORNIA: Known serial disability discrimination litigant files again in California

January 31, 2018

Californian Citizens for Lawsuit abuse, Julie Griffiths refutes an ADA lawsuit calling it a waste of time, resources, and money.

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