This Bud Coupon Is for You!

Tom Scott
Executive Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Every day, it seems that I see another ridiculous lawsuit appear in the news. This time it’s a new class action lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch for allegedly watering down Budweiser, Michelob and its other brands of malted beverages. Josh Boxer (I do not believe he is related to our esteemed U.S. Senator) is the lead lawyer in this […]

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ADA Lawsuits and the Public Sector

Tom Scott
Executive Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Last year’s passage of SB 1186 was a good first step to providing some relief to small business owners who are trying to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Small businesses are still being sued for ADA violations, though. Just the other day I spoke to an Asian business owner who was being sued under […]

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Is Prop. 65 Reform Coming?

Tom Scott
Executive Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

For quite some time I have written about a small group of trial lawyers who have made it their practice to file shakedown lawsuits against businesses under the guise of Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Prop 65 encourages “citizen enforcement,” i.e., lawsuits, against businesses and landlords who fail to […]

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Burp or Fart? No, It’s Governor Perry

Tom Scott
Executive Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

You have to give Governor Perry some credit – when he sees an opportunity to poach businesses in California, he dives in head first. And why not? Texas is ranked number one in nearly every business survey, while California is usually last or close to it. This is a Governor who even sent one California CEO […]

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Class Action Madness Continues

Tom Scott
Executive Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

2013 could have been the year that our nation turned over a new leaf and stopped the mindless class action lawsuits that have plagued businesses in the United States for years. Unfortunately, it is already too late. I’ve already received several class action lawsuit notifications in the mail, and it’s only February. I’ve received information […]

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Food Allergies a Disability?

Tom Scott
Executive Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Recently there was a settlement with Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts that will require the University to serve gluten-free foods and make other accommodations for students who have celiac disease. At least one student had complained to the federal government after the school would not exempt that student from a meal plan even though the student couldn’t […]

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An Open Letter to Rob Stutzman

Tom Scott
Executive Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

I thought long and hard about whether I should write you. I have known you for a long time and have great respect for the work you do, but I have spent a large part of my life fighting lawsuit abuse and for legal reform. When I first heard about your class action against Lance Armstrong and […]

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The Circus Is Coming to Town! Not in LA…

Tom Scott
Executive Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

I will be honest that I am not exactly a circus guy, political circus maybe, but for the most part the whole circus thing never really did much for me. Over the holidays I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about a large settlement between Feld Entertainment, producer of Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus […]

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Misuse A Product, Take Responsibility, Don’t Sue!

Tom Scott
Executive Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

The Sacramento Bee reported last week a story about Jason Starn. Mr. Starn is a Modesto resident and a former law student who filed a lawsuit last June against three stores who sold him nitrous oxide. While using the nitrous oxide Mr. Starn suffered a seizure, which in turn caused him to lose all feeling from the […]

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CA Named #1 Judicial Hellhole

Tom Scott
Executive Director, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

It just would not be right for California to finish off 2012 without one more designation as being the worst at something. Our state seems to receive several of these each year: one of the worst legal climates, the state with the worst government, the worst place to do business, and now, we are the […]

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