Tort reform cap plans go against conservative ideals, that is, personal responsibility and limited government. A true statement: The law of tort is that if someone hurts someone else, they should make up for it. Our smallest children learn this
Hail damage to the Knox County Courthouse: a metaphor for our times?
Knoxville’s Stacey Campfield (R) sponsors bill to outlaw reference to the word “gay” in schools prior to ninth grade: Time to Shut Down Legislative Sideshows. I thought Republicans were for getting government out of peoples’ lives. I thought Republicans were
I’ve always said that mobile homes seem to be a magnet for tornadoes. Now there’s statistical proof that I’m right.
“Illogithink” in the Tennessee General Assembly. Here’s the takeaway: [The Republican legislators] ran for office vowing to keep government off your backs and not to stick its nose where it doesn’t belong. But example after example keeps popping up of
Damage caps could lead lawyers to cherry-pick cases. Because the cost of going to trial can be very, very expensive, many lawyers are going to turn down otherwise good cases because, even if they spend, say, $100,000 of their own
Can’t any of these guys keep it in their pants: “Indy 500” priest accused of abuse in U.S. lawsuit. On the other hand, we shouldn’t pre-judge.
Washington Post: How our cars got safer. Quick answer: “History shows that litigation and the civil justice system have served as the most consistent and powerful forces in heightening safety standards, revealing previously concealed defects and regulatory weaknesses and deterring
Quote of the Day: “Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor. He will always use it in evidence against you.” –Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor
The Tennessean: Tort reform bill defies principles of justice. That’s why I call it rights restriction legislation.