litigation

Justice is an American virtue. To make justice available to every person, we support legal innovations such as arbitration, mediation, and reasonable limitations on unnecessary discovery and motions.

 

Both individuals and businesses are besieged by baseless and overly burdensome litigation. In order to ensure the availability of quality care, we support reasonable limitations on general damages awards (e.g., as contained in the bipartisan “Malpractice Insurance Crisis Reform Act”). We favor reasonable and consistent standards for punitive damages awards, which should only be available for intentional, egregious misconduct.