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Capitol Hill: litigation lobby on the march

It's been a long, long time since so many items of legislation were afoot on Capitol Hill aimed at expanding rights to sue, eviscerating defenses, boosting obtainable damages, and giving plaintiffs new tactical advantages in litigation. The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform has just launched a very handy web compendium of these measures entitled Trial Lawyer Earmarks: no matter how many you were already aware of, you will probably learn of new ones. Ted has more at OL, as does Quin Hillyer at the Examiner*, along with a useful sidebar* on the troublesome "False Claims Correction Act".

*Both links auto-play annoying audio ads -- someone should really tell the Examiner to cut this out.

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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