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AAJ counters tort reform advocates who want lawsuit losers to pay court costs

The American Association for Justice was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article stressing why it is important that American courts keep the “American rule” for personal injury lawsuits and medical malpractice lawsuits. The so-called tort reform advocates are pushing courts to adopt a system where losers of personal injury lawsuits pay for the court costs, unlike the current system where attorneys’ fees are collected on a contingency fee basis.

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