06 Feb '12, 3am

ALEC Makes Another Push For "Tort Reform" | Care2 Causes

ALEC Makes Another Push For "Tort Reform" | Care2 Causes

It’s been a relatively early in the legislative session in most states but already the pro-corporate anti-consumer agenda of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is well-represented and making another aggressive push for “tort reform. ” Take Minnesota, for example . In a state known for a practical, fair-minded approach to managing civil tort claims, Rep. Doug Wardlow (R-Eagan) has introduced the first ever effort at “reform” designed to undercut those protections and tilt the scales of justice decidedly in the favor of big business. His bill might as well be called the Walmart v. Dukes bill. Wardlow’s bill delays the evidence-gathering phase of a class action lawsuit until any appeals about the legitimacy of the class have been exhausted, a proposal designed to capitalize on the Dukes decision. In Dukes, the plaintiffs spent nine years from when they first fil...

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