With President Obama’s return to Elkhart County, Indiana, yesterday to hold an event at an RV manufacturer, it’s again worth recalling that just about a year ago, the House Committee on Oversight and Investigations — then chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) — was holding a hearing excoriating the trailer industry for meeting the government’s demands for trailers after Hurricane Katrina.
If ever there were a hearing to serve the interests of the trail lawyers — who were then mounting a campaign against “toxic trailers” — it was that one. A judge rejected class-action status for the lawsuits, but the litigation continues. (See Mass Tort Litigation Blog.)
You know what would stimulate the economy? Limits on frivolous lawsuits.
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