Clarion Ledger – Tort Reform needs balance

To business, health care and insurance interests tort reform means protection from frivolous lawsuits and a stacked justice system in which it is impossible to assess risks for doing business.

To an individual injured by negligence by a business, a doctor or a trial lawyer facing off against unlimited resources of a giant insurance company, tort reform means a high wall to climb to find justice in a stacked legal system.

Those are the lines drawn in the ongoing tort reform wars in Mississippi, requiring a careful balancing of interests to provide fairness in the judicial system.

Clarion Ledger
12/5/11