I keep reading reports that the so-called tort reform movement is much exaggerated.  Many of these so-called "reforms" keep folks from getting to the courthouse and seeking true relief.  One more such report appears in the form of Blocking the Courthouse Door, by Stephanie Mencimer, reviewed by Washington Monthly.  The author recounts various examples

Tort reform comes up in Texas every couple of years.  "Million dollar lawsuits are ruining the Texas economy," I have heard off and on since the 1970’s.  Tort reform does tend to attract Republican support.  I agree there is always room for improvement, but the claims are often overblown.  The "lemon law king" of Wisconsin