Center for America
Updates About New Legal Reform
Developments, Articles, Reports and Resources of
Interest to Corporate and Public Policy Leaders
Center for America Chairman
in an exclusive interview with
ABC News' Consumer Reporter John Stossel
on his recent book
"Give Me a Break:
How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists
and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media"
Join CFA Chairman and Legal Reform Leader Steve Hantler
he interviews award winning ABC NEWS consumer reporter John Stossel on his newest book, "Give Me a Break". Stossel
speaks frankly from his years of experience as a
consumer reporter about the "unintended consequences of fear
and force" behind the wave of frivolous lawsuits that now
grips the United States.
"The litigation hurts ten people for every one it helped",
comments Stossel in his interview, "I think the public
doesn't get it." After spending years in his role as a
consumer reporter taking stories that illuminate the wrong
doings of "Big Business" in America, Stossel realized the
unfair lack of balance in the tort system that in the end
hurts the most unsuspecting of all victims - the consumer.
This 17-minute audio interview provides a
unique perspective into America's newest consumer threat -
Steven B. Hantler
directs Chrysler LLC’s Class Action Group, Consumer
Litigation Group, litigation communications, and legal reform
activities. He serves as Chairman of the Center for America, which is campaigning across the U.S. for legal
reform at the state level. He serves on the boards of the
Michigan Chamber and the American Tort Reform Association and is
the legal reform adviser to the Council of State Chambers. He
chairs the board of the State Government Leadership Foundation
and is a Senior Fellow of the Pacific Research Institute. His
articles have been published by The Wall Street Journal,
Investor's Business Daily, Chief Executive Magazine, Inside Litigation, Litigation
Management Magazine, Chief Legal Executive Magazine
and The San Francisco Examiner.
John Stossel was named co-anchor of ABC NEWS'
20/20 in May 2003. He joined the highly acclaimed
newsmagazine in 1981 and began doing one-hour primetime
specials in 1994.
to longer in-depth reports for 20/20 on subjects ranging
from addiction to parenting issues in his "Family Fix"
segments, Stossel is featured in a weekly segment
entitled "Give Me a Break". These short commentaries
take a skeptical look at a wide array of issues, from
pop culture controversies to censorship and government
specials tackle issues that face Americans today. They
consistently rate among the top news programs and have
earned him uncommon praise: "The most consistently
thought-provoking TV reporter of our time" said the
Dallas Morning News, while the Orlando Sentinel said he
"has the gift for entertaining while saying something
received 19 Emmy Awards. He has been honored five times
for excellence in consumer reporting by the National
Press Club. Among his other awards are the George Polk
Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George
Foster Peabody Award.
for information on his book, "Give Me A Break"
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