Manhattan Institute Set to
Release Newest Report: Trial Lawyers, Inc.:
Trial Lawyers, Inc. Healthcare is now available
Institute's Center for Legal Policy has released it's
newest Trial Lawyers Inc. report. The report,
Trial Lawyers Inc.: Healthcare,
is the third in a series of studies which look closely at
the effects of the multi-billion-dollar litigation industry run by
America's Trial Lawyers.
The studies, done
by the Center for Legal Policy, have previously looked at the
nationwide effect of the boom in frivolous lawsuits, as well as
the statewide effect of the industry in California. This
report looks closely at
the effect of the lawsuit industry on America's Healthcare
Director of the Center for Legal Policy, commented on the
importance of this particular report saying, "TLI Healthcare
can arm your state legislators and local
policymakers with solid evidence to combat the trial bar’s
aggressive lobbying efforts."
Listen to an exclusive CFA
audio interview with CLP Director Jim Copland about theTrial
Lawyers Inc.: Healthcare report.
Trial Lawyers Inc. Website
Center for Legal Policy and Pacific Research Institute Join
Forces To Launch "Trial Lawyers, Inc.: California"
CA April 14, 2005—
lawsuit industry is the second most expensive legal system in
the world according to a report issued today by Manhattan
Institute’s Center for Legal Policy. The report, Trial
Lawyers Inc.: California, examines the impact the
state’s lawsuit industry has had on businesses, jobs, and
affordable home prices.
According to Trial
Lawyers Inc.: California, the state’s legal system is massive,
with nearly 8 million legal filings each year, and tort jury
verdicts climbing to an astonishing average of $1.3 million as
The Center for Legal Policy and Pacific Research Institute
hosted a panel discussion to launch Trial Lawyers Inc.:
California. The three person panel, moderated by Catherine
Crier, Host, CourtTV and Author, The Case Against Lawyers,
Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute;
Hantler, Chairman, Center for America and
Research Institute; and John H. Sullivan,
Justice Association of California.
Download PDF of report
Reform Featured on NPR's "Justice Talking"
Link to Full Story and Listen to On-Air Interview
Director of the Center for Legal Policy of the
joined Arthur Bryant of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and
NPR's Margot Adler on
award winning "Justice Talking" to debate the topic of litigation
abuses, and limiting lawsuits. With questions from a
live studio audience, as well a lively debate format, Copland,
Bryant and Adler discuss the future of the tort system in America.
Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner
The Manhattan Institute
New York City
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Manhattan Institute Issues
Report on Class Action Fairness Act
Institute: A new study by conducted by
the John M. Olin Professor of Law and Economics at Yale Law
School and sponsored by the Manhattan Institute, concludes that
the Class Action Fairness Act "would constitute a helpful, but
largely a modest reform." The study,
We Know and What We Don’t Know about Modern Class Actions: A
Review of the Eisenberg-Miller Study ,
concludes that the case for class action reform is strong.
Professor Priest thinks, however, that even though the Class
Action Fairness Act "will help" by "moving class actions
involving significant different-state parties from state to
federal courts," that ultimately "it is not likely to solve the
problems created by modern class action litigation," which are
so entrenched that they require a broader, more systemic reform.
PointofLaw.com website for more on this study
See Also: Jim Copland's Commentary in The Washington Times
Trial Lawyers, Inc.
This report sheds light on the size, scope, and inner workings
of an industry poorly understood by the media and the general
public. The lawsuit industry today is truly a behemoth,
but—unlike the major corporations in our regular market
economy—it remains financially opaque.
Trial Lawyers, Inc.,
while not an annual report per se, presents a snapshot of the
lawsuit industry as it exists today.
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(left) the director of the
Center for Legal Policy
at the Manhattan Institute, serves as Managing
Walter K. Olson,
author of several excellent books on litigation and lawsuit
abuse, is the Editor.
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