October 2012 | Take Justice Back

October 2012

Top 10 Ways the U.S. Chamber Hurts Americans

The sole mission of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is to eliminate the constitutional right to a trial by jury. ILR actively works to close the court house doors to Americans and shield corporations from accountability with they knowingly hurt and mislead consumers.

Exposing the Lie of Tort Reform

Tort reform is a lie. It doesn't benefit the general public and results mainly in stripping Americans of their rights. The laws are pushed by well-funded, anti-consumer groups with friendly-sounding names like "ALEC" and the "U.S. Chamber of Commerce." Their goal is to boost insurance company profits, insulate incompetent doctors from liability and promote propaganda about a non-existent "lawsuit explosion."

Protect Patients' Rights, Protect Patients' Lives

This morning CNN published an op-ed I authored on the preventable medical error crisis that kills 98,000 Americans every year. In my article I focused on patient safety and highlighted the importance of the civil justice system. I also challenged the talking points used by people trying to limit patients’ rights.

PayPal Users Beware!

Starting November 1st, PayPal will be the latest company to include a clause in its user agreement that would eliminate the right to seek justice in a court room. This clause would force consumers into arbitration.