Sunday, November 14, 2010

We need more decisions like Judge Posner's

The Record
November 13, 2010

For years we've advocated for legal reform to curb tort abuse, but we've never lost sight of the fact that legislative remedies would not be necessary if judges simply acted judiciously.

A good model to follow is Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Seventh Circuit of Appeals in Chicago. Judge Posner has frequently deplored tort abuse during the course of his career and nipped it in the bud more than once with his decisions.

A case in point is the ruling he and his colleagues handed down last week in a class action suit against Sears.


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