Founded in 1986 the ATRA (American Tort Reform Organization) has been strongly advocating a change in the American civil law system to reduce the bad effects of unnecessary litigations and has been fighting against junk law suits and litigation tourism in the US.
Most of the ATRA members are small businesses, corporations and municipalities. One of the most “infamous” cases in this context is the Pearson v. Chung civil court case, in which Roy L. Pearson, Jr., a Washington, D.C. administrative law judge, filed a lawsuit and demanded $67 million from a small dry cleaning company, alleging they had mishandled his pair of trousers.
Tort reform being a sensitive issue, President George Bush himself had then made it the center of his agenda during his run for the governorship of Texas way back in 1990. He is almost responsible for making tort reform issue almost a Republican versus Democratic issue today. It is estimated that tort litigations have cost almost 77000 lives and it costs about $865.37 billion annually due to “excessive” tort litigation. However there are many who do oppose the tort reform and say that the changes proposed by tort reform advocates are not justified.
It is well known that in any litigations there is the high cost involved with the E-discovery process that requires searching through thousands documents online and paying for the endless hours of lawyer fees. Here outsourcing of litigation support and e-discovery would be a good decision.
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