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Promoting the General Welfare Through Civil Justice Reform: A Memo to President-elect Obama

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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Hans A. von Spakovsky; Andrew M. Grossman

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Justice (Legal procedure)
Law and ethics (Civil law)

Keywords: Frivolous litigation; Civil law; Presidential transition

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

We believe that continuing civil justice reform is essential to America's long-term prosperity and preserving our freedoms. It is particularly important during an economic downturn when frivolous litigation and attempts to regulate through litigation result in such high costs and liability that our economic recovery is diminished or even reversed.