Monday, December 24, 2012

To California's woes, add one more

It makes you wonder if this wasn't the purpose all along.
"No significant signs of much needed reform can be found in the barely solvent Golden State," ATRA notes, "as preposterous consumer class actions, coercive disability access lawsuits and mounting asbestos litigation, among other problems, continue to drive businesses and jobs to less litigious neighboring states while court budgets are slashed and dockets grow evermore backlogged."

For example, California has become a magnet for dodgy class-action consumer lawsuits because state judges have interpreted its laws protecting consumers from false advertising and other harm to "require no proof of deception, reliance, or injury, while applying lax class certification standards."

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