On November 14 California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, a nonpartisan grassroots movement for legal reform, released a report about the negative effect of lawsuit abuse on job growth and California’s economy along with innovative ideas for what can be done to stop it. These roundtable discussions, held in Sacramento, Modesto, Fresno, Orange County, and San Diego, offered small business owners, community leaders and elected officials the opportunity to discuss their experiences with abusive lawsuits and their impact on communities across the state. The event allowed legislators, city council members, school board members and other elected officials to hear firsthand how lawsuit abuse hurts their constituents. While specific stories of lawsuit abuse varied from region to region, each roundtable discussion centered on a common theme: California’s legal climate is severely hindering economic growth and hurting job creation. California’s small business owners are fed up with the Legislature’s continued inability to pass meaningful reforms.
Previously this year California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse released two reports and a survey illustrating that lawsuit abuse costs good jobs. This report, which will be delivered to every member of the Legislature, will be used in conjunction with those to further demonstrate to elected officials and leaders throughout the state that people believe and understand that lawsuit abuse hurts our economy. For more information contact Kate Klimow, Vice President of Government Affairs.