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More of Tort Deform

September 9, 2007

Don’t Buy Into Tort Reform’s Promises

The state Chamber of Commerce recently issued a study asking for still more “tort reform” in Michigan. “Tort reform” is a public relations phrase to describe limits on the right to civil trial by jury, and special loopholes and favors for powerful interests.These special interest pleas for more corporate welfare are just plain repulsive.For more than 20 years, big business lobbyists have promised that if we give them just one more special immunity or additional get-out-of-jail-free card, they will make so much money we will all be better off. Sadly, our lawmakers have listened and believed. And we let them.The insanity seems especially apparent if you realize that Michigan is arguably the most “tort reformed” state in America. 

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