Carter Wood of the National Association of Manufacturers here, taking up Walter Olson's much-appreciated invitation to guest blog. I blog daily at the NAM's site, Shopfloor.org, where legal reform is a frequent topic.
And I've been following tort reform since my newspaper reporting days in the early '90s, when the North Dakota Legislature debated statutes of repose for the aviation industry. (And Cirrus Design Corp. seems to be doing well. Coincidence?) North Dakota -- that's a "sucker" state according to the Pacific Research Institute's 2008 Tort Liability Index, with the lowest tort costs in the nation but weak laws just waiting to be abused.
In any case, it's a pleasure to have the opportunity, etc. Lots to follow in the week ahead...like that Ledbetter legislation.