As a former U.S. prosecutor, New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie talked much about the law and corruption during his successful campaign against Gov. Jon Corzine, but we didn’t see much about liability reform from either side. So it’s encouraging to see the issues included in the Christie campaign’s “88 Ways Chris Christie Will Fix New Jersey,” under the category, “Getting New Jersey Working Again”:
Forty Seven: I will restore fairness and common-sense to our state’s legal liability policies by making it more difficult for out-of-state plaintiffs to sue in New Jersey courts. Forty Eight: I will end the abuse and manipulation of New Jersey’s civil justice system by preventing the admission of flimsy and dubious testimony offered by expert witnesses. Forty Nine: I will make our state more affordable for consumers and businesses by making it more difficult to file class action lawsuits for frivolous reasons.
Lots of good bullet pointed policies on easing unnecessary regulation, too.
New Jersey election results here.