What’s “tort reform”?

“Tort reform" laws make it more difficult for injured people to sue in civil court, or limit the power of judges and juries to make decisions in tort cases. The word "reform" is a complete misnomer. These laws take away people's rights to access the courts and be properly compensated, and they undermine the constitutional right to jury trial. That is why many courts have found them unconstitutional. They are anti-victim, anti-consumer, anti-jury, and make it more difficult for everyday people who are harmed by corporate or professional misconduct to survive.

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