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Tort reformer seeks over $1 million in personal injury lawsuit

Former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork has filed a slip and fall lawsuit against the Yale Club in New York City after he tripped while stepping up on a platform to deliver a speech. After the spill, Bork successfully reached the podium and delivered his speech. The personal injury lawsuit has asked for an excess of $1 million in actual damages, not including the punitive damages Bork is seeking as well. Bork suffered from a leg injury that eventually required surgery. Bork, an 80-year-old conservative scholar, has written numerous times that Congress should enact some sort of “tort reform” to protect business interests. The irony of a tort reformer utilizing the system he is known to speak against indicates that even those who argue against the civil justice system cannot ignore the fact that it is the best available approach to fairly compensate those that have been wrongfully injured or killed.

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