A "tort" is a harm done to one by another person or entity. The one doing the harm, either negligently or with malice, is the "tortfeasor.
For example If you are involved in a car wreck caused in full or in part by another driver, you have a right to be compensated for damages to your property and to your person. In other words, you would have a tort case against the at fault driver or tortfeasor. Trial lawyers are often labeled as liberals because it is our job to protect those harmed by others. We trial lawyers do that through use of our court system. In fact, access to our courts is an important Constitutional right that should be reinforced by true conservatives rather than reformed as the article below discusses. A true conservative trial attorney is responsible in his/her case selection and careful to weed out the frivolous claims which do not need to be clogging our courts. For those truly harmed by others find a trial attorney who supports conservative values most importantly your right to access to the courts.
Read the article below by by Judson Phillips Email | Archive Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation. Follow him on Twitter at @judsonphillips or @teapartynation.
Federal tort reform is a hot issue. Almost every Republican from Mitt Romney on down, when they start talking about their economic plans, bring up Federal tort reform.
Somehow, the notion that the tea party or conservatives support federal tort reform has become accepted an idea. Nothing could be further from the truth. Federal tort reform is neither a tea party nor a conservative value...
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