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Welcome to The Committee for Justice for All, a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to preserving the right of people to protect themselves against harm by holding wrongdoers accountable. On this web site, you will find articles, studies, reports and data showing that "tort reform" puts you and your family at risk by restricting your right to seek justice in the courts.

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"The downside of tort reform" - Medical Economics, June 6, 2008
"Incredible lawsuit tales" - Houston Chronicle, Nov. 25, 2007
"Texas trial judges see healthy system" - San Antonio Express-News, Nov. 10, 2007 Read entire Baylor Law Review article
"'Frivolous' malpractice lawsuits uncommon: study" - Reuters, May 10, 2006
"The infamous coffee spill" - The facts about the hot-coffee suit against McDonald's, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 18, 2004
"Hey, is there a good reason in the house?" - Dave Iseman, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Oct. 8, 2004
"Bestowing the First Chucklehead Award: Don't blame poor Stella for loony litigation, whether it's factual or fiction" - Ventura County Star, Dec. 18, 2004

insurance industry profits greed real reason behind medical malpractice crisis

"The Ten Worst Insurance Companies In America: How They Raise Premiums, Deny Claims, and Refuse Insurance to Those Who Need It Most" - July 2008
"Pattern of Greed 2007: How Insurance Companies Put Profits Over Policyholders" - American Association for Justice (Adobe PDF Format)
"New Data Confirms That Doctors Were Price-Gouged by the Insurance Industry During This Decade" - Americans for Insurance Reform, March 29, 2007 - Press Release | Full Report
"Earnings for Insurers Are Soaring" - NY Times, Oct. 
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"State's Tort Reform Makes Lawyers Wary of Taking on Patients" - NY Times, Dec. 18, 2010
"South Florida malpractice victims have fewer options" - July 27, 2008
"Lacking lawyers, justice is denied" - LA Times, Dec. 29, 2007
"Baby, I Lied: Rural Texas is still waiting for the doctors tort reform was supposed to deliver." - Texas Observer, October 19, 2007
"Malpractice caps limit care" - Albuquerque Lawyer, May 10, 2006 
"Hurt? Injured? Need a Lawyer? Too Bad!" - Texas Monthly, December 2005
"Smoking Gun: Nation’s Largest Medical Malpractice Insurer Declares Caps on Damages Don’t Work" - Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, Oct. 26, 2004
"Justice denied? Few lawyers willing to take Calif. cases because of cap on damages" - LA Times, Aug. 1, 2004
"Damage cap hits some hard" - LA Times, July 13, 2004
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tort liability reform medical malpractice crisis caps on damages

CJA Op-Ed - "Today America celebrates the business of democracy" - The Times Leader, Sept. 17, 2012
CJA Op-Ed - "Hospitals Remain No Safe Haven" - The Times-Tribune, Aug. 13, 2012
"Malpractice Claims at Record Low, Not Driving Health Costs" - Insurance Journal, July 13, 2012
CJA Op-Ed - "Many Patients Unaware of Medical Malpractice" - The Times Leader, March 8, 2012
CJA Op-Ed - "Misdiagnosis on 'liability climate'" - The Times-Tribune, Nov. 26, 2011
Group Decries Bill's Passage as 'Sad Day for Innocent Victims' - June 27, 2011



"Documentary Gives Hot Issue Caffeinated Jolt" - NY Times, June 24, 2011
"Hot Coffee" documentary blows lid off "tort reform" myths
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"Medical Malpractice Cases Continue to Decline Statewide" - The Times-Tribune, May 26, 2011
CJA Op-Ed - "Health-Care System Misdiagnoses Problem, Prescribes Wrong Solution" - The Citizens' Voice, March 15, 2011
"State's Tort Reform Makes Lawyers Wary of Taking on Patients" - NY Times, Dec. 18, 2010
"Doctors Still Fear Malpractice Suits, Despite Tort Reform" - Medical News Today, Dec. 16, 2010
CJA Op-Ed - "Dangerous Times Call for Campaign Against Tort Reform" - The Times Leader, Nov. 13, 2010
"Hospital Care Fatal for Some Medicare Patients" - USA Today, Nov. 16, 2011
CJA Op-Ed "Will corporate greed once again supersede safety?" - Times Leader, June 16, 2010
CJA PRESIDENT DAVID FALLK TESTIFIES ON CAPITOL HILL - Read the Testimony | View the Powerpoint
CJA Op-Ed "Profit-hungry companies gambling with people's lives" - The Times Leader, Feb. 17, 2010
"Malpractice not to blame for rising health costs, panel says" - McClatchy Newspapers, Oct. 7, 2009
"Medical Malpractice Insurers’ Profits Higher Than Nearly All Fortune 500 Companies" - Washington Independent, Oct. 7, 2009
"The Truth About Malpractice Lawsuits" - Business Week, Sept. 16, 2009
"Made in America: Corporate Gall" - CBS News, Dec. 20, 2008
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tort liability reform medical malpractice crisis caps on damages

CJA Op-Ed - "Health-Care System Misdiagnoses Problem, Prescribes Wrong Solution" - The Citizens' Voice, March 15, 2011
CJA Op-Ed - "Dangerous Times Call for Campaign Against Tort Reform" - The Times Leader, Nov. 13, 2010
CJA Op-Ed "Will corporate greed once again supersede safety?" - Times Leader, June 16, 2010
CJA Op-Ed "Profit-hungry companies gambling with people's lives" - The Times Leader, Feb. 17, 2010
CJA Op-Ed "Government intervention raises constitutional questions" - The Times Leader, Sept. 18, 2009
CJA Op-Ed "Lawyers to rescue" - The Times-Tribune, Dec. 7, 2009
CJA Op-Ed "Lost opportunity, lost lives, lost decade" - The Citizens' Voice, June 17, 2009
CJA Op-Ed "New efforts under way to boost patient safety" - The Times Leader, March 13, 2009
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tort liability reform medical malpractice crisis caps on damages

Mr. Fancy Pants - YouTube video puts "tort reform" into perspective - July 2007
"The Right Wing's Drive for 'Tort Reform'" - the Nation, October 2004
"The Attack on Trial Lawyers and Tort Law" - Commonweal Institute, October 2003
Corporate Astroturf and Civil Justice: The Corporations Behind “Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse” - March 2003
"Dominance on GOP Agenda" - LA Times, Feb. 2, 2005
"The Real Goal of Tort Reform" - Baltimore Chronicle, Dec. 17, 2004
"Look Who's Behind 'Tort Reform'" - The Nation, October 24, 2004
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tort liability reform medical malpractice crisis caps on damages frivolous lawsuits

"Group claims there's no explosion in malpractice lawsuits" - Numbers show huge drop in lawsuits, verdicts, The Citizens' Voice, Oct. 9, 2004
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"Malpractice lawsuits took big fall in 2003" - The Tribune, Scranton, Pa., March 19, 2004. Read Other Coverage from Around Pa.
"In Malpractice Trials, Juries Rarely Have Last Word: Large Awards Grab Attention, But Aren't Paid Out" - Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2004
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