ALABAMA VOICES: ‘Tort tax’ argument groundless
From the Montgomery Advertiser:
ALABAMA VOICES: 'Tort tax' argument groundless
By Ralph Cook
I suppose it was in the spirit of April Fool's Day that a "study" was released last month claiming civil justice attorneys and personal injury cases cost the United States $865 billion a year via a so-called tort tax.
There is no such thing as a tort tax, and the facts and figures contained in the study are outrageous, misleading and downright false. Consumers take heed: Don't be fooled by the study's claims.
The truth is, civil justice attorneys are America's guardians of justice, helping ordinary citizens without fame, money or power stand against big and powerful corporations. This makes society safer for everyone. For instance, consider the following: (keep reading)