“Conservative lawmakers are organizing in a more formal way to promote an array of changes to the civil justice system, including proposals related to medical malpractice reform, venue and federal pleading standards.” BLT Capitol Hill Reporter David Ingram, discussing the new congressional caucus that critics say is less concerned about addressing “frivolous litigation” than protecting corporations from liability. A Public Citizen spokesperson said, “I’m not sure they’re interested in civil justice. I think they may just be interested in shielding corporations from the only place they can be held accountable, the courts.” The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform supported the caucus, calling it a “welcome new voice” on Capitol Hill.

The Blog of LegalTimes, February 10, 2011.