As 2010 approaches, the attorneys at Levin & Perconti wanted to take a moment and wish you and your families a Happy New Year! A recent article in the Huffington Post highlighted the top ten civil justice triumphs of the decade and we think it’s important to reflect on the progress that civil justice attorneys have made. From tort reform failures to product liability victims rights; from Wyeth v. Levine to referendum rejection of special interests; from blogs and books to studies – the past decade has sure been filled of rewards after much hard work in civil justice.
First, luckily, President George W. Bush utterly failed to extinguish patients’ rights injured by medical malpractice. Second, recently, civil rights were restored for victims of GM and Chrysler product defects. Third, Bush’s “preemption” policy was repudiated by the U.S. Supreme Court in Wyeth v. Levine. Fourth, Washington State turned the tide through referendums in response to special force lobbying. Fifth, arbitration has finally received the bad name that it deserves. Sixth, ThePopTort has developed to focus on support for the civil justice system. Seventh, a new batch of books has put the lie to “tort reform” myths. Eight, insurance reform works…and studies have been published demonstrating this. Ninth, there have been big problems at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the biggest lobby group in the country. And finally, the Center for Justice & Democracy has made it!
To read more about the Top Ten Civil Justice Triumphs of the decade.