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September 17, 2003

TX "Polluters & Predators Protection Act"

Confined Space has the dirt on how bad the recently passed Prop 12 is for consumers and citizens of Texas.

And it's really bad. Quoting Molly Ivins:

For 150 years, the Texas Constitution has guaranteed that every person who has suffered some sort of injury shall have remedy by due course of law. Prop. 12 limits the right to sue makers of dangerous supplements like Fen-fen, makers of unsafe tires and exploding gas tanks, polluters, drunk drivers, manufacturers of unsafe medical devices like the Dalkon Shield and corporate crooks. People like Ken Lay and Jeff Skillings of Enron, who destroyed the life savings of thousands of people, get legal protection under Prop. 12. This is the Polluters and Predators Protection Act. And it doesn't even do anything to discourage frivolous lawsuits.
All bad news. Go read the post.

Posted by Nathan at September 17, 2003 02:00 PM