At the Manhattan Institute’s Point of Law blog, we have two reports on the 111th Congress, the absence of tort reform and the general failure of bills to expand liability and litigation. It was pretty quiet in the world of civil justice reform.
- Oct. 6, 2010, “Things Congress did and didn’t do before leaving, Part II“
- Oct. 1, 2010, “Things Congress did and didn’t do before leaving“
Also at Point of Law, we noted the claims of the American Association for Justice, the trial lawyer lobby, that it had achieved some notable successes during the session. Notice AAJ’s emphasis on preemption.
- Oct. 1, 2010, “As Congress leaves, litigation lobby claims partial victory“
Congress returns for its lame-duck session on Nov. 15, and it would be a good thing for Congress not to push for action on civil justice or liability-related legislation. There is one priority, and one priority only for the lame duck: Taxes.