Think tort cases are clogging the court system? Think again Thursday, August 22, 2019
You may be surprised to learn that California is about the least likely place for a civil suit to be filed, based on its population.CONTINUE READING
It turns out medical malpractice “tort reform” doesn’t reduce federal health care spending all that much…if at all Friday, May 31, 2019
Caps on damage awards increase “defensive medicine”? Limiting attorneys’ fees costs the government money? Yes, and there’s more…CONTINUE READING
The fight to increase the number of women in California’s Legislature Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Only one in four members of the California Legislature are women. Valerie McGinty launched a political movement to correct that imbalance.CONTINUE READING
Sacramento’s #MeToo moment Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Several bills are now working their way through the California Legislature with the intention of creating further protections for victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other like claims.CONTINUE READING
Nearly six million saved: the impact of auto safety regulations Thursday, March 15, 2018
New research shows regulations and laws adopted over the last 50 years have dramatically reduced the bloodbath on America’s highways.CONTINUE READING
Oily Influence: The oil industry dominates California statehouse lobbying Friday, February 2, 2018
Big Oil spent big on lobbyists in Sacramento in 2017.CONTINUE READING
Product safety. Medical negligence. Environmental oversight. Corporate wrongdoing. The civil justice system has had a dramatic effect on our day-to-day lives, allowing ordinary people a platform to tap constitutional rights enshrined by America's founders and battle back to hold powerful corporations accountable.
WHY CIVIL JUSTICE MATTERS
From the courts to the Capitol, an epic labor battle may redefine the shape of the American workplaceMonday, August 26, 2019
California’s Assembly Bill 5, stemming from the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision, would make it much more difficult to label workers as independent contractors instead of employees.
Rental scooters are fun and convenient, but casualties keep piling up. As legislation around the country moves forward, consumers hope the micromobility industry faces up to its responsibility to ensure the safety of riders.
It turns out medical malpractice “tort reform” doesn’t reduce federal health care spending all that much…if at allFriday, May 31, 2019
Caps on damage awards increase “defensive medicine”? Limiting attorneys’ fees costs the government money? Yes, and there’s more…
Look who’s lobbying: Utility companies, Big Oil among 2018’s biggest anti-consumer spenders at California’s CapitolFriday, February 8, 2019
California interest groups spent a record amount on lobbying in Sacramento in 2018, and most of the biggest spenders did so to tweak consumers.