WASHINGTON, D.C.—Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, made the following statement regarding today’s release of the report Judicial Hellholes 2010/2011 by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA):
“I commend ATRA for shining a spotlight on some of the nation’s most troublesome jurisdictions for lawsuit abuse. This report outlines many problems in these jurisdictions and should serve as a reminder to courts and state legislatures of the continued need for action.
“At a time of high unemployment and sluggish economic growth, Americans are demanding policies that will lead to more jobs, not more lawsuits. Enacting pro-growth legal reforms in the nation’s worst problem litigation jurisdictions would be a good place to start.”
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