Tort reform groups and lawyers representing some of the nation's largest corporations are working with state legislators to amend consumer protection laws, seeking to curb what they see as costly class actions. The new momentum represents continuing fallout from California's Proposition 64, a landmark 2004 initiative that tightened the reins on consumer cases in that state. Tort reformers are circulating model legislation and hope to introduce proposed amendments as early as December in some states.
Tort Reform's Next Big Push
The National Law Journal
September 7, 2006
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