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What Is Tort Reform

What Is Tort Reform?

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In 2010, the Republicans won control of the House of Representatives. Since then, there has been informed discussions regarding enacting The tort Reform at the federal level. Although heated, both sides of the house agree it doesn’t help the general public to understand what tort reform really is.

If you break down the a tort reform is isn’t just one idea, but a group of ideas as well as laws designed to change the way our civil justice system functions. The following article is an attempt to explain exactly what it means.

While different, the items that each of the tort reforms share are:

  • The main constant is to keep personally injured people to file lawsuits
  • Another item would put strain for injured people to obtain a trial by jury.
  • The last would limit the amount of compensation a personally injured person would receive.

Most people don’t believe the tort reform will do anything to actually reform the laws. However, before you can take a side or understand the terms of the debate. For each state the tort reform is going to be a little bit different. However, the standard principle is the same and that is making it more difficult to bring lawsuits to fruition. For example in Wisconsin the tort reform has a condition related to retirement communities that gives Two-for-one fines if the state and federal government fine a nursing home for the same violation, the state fine is eliminated, according to a separate 2011 bill.

For more information by state please refer to this blog.


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