The nutty Pacific Research Institute just came out with its latest goofy survey of the tort liability situation in these United States, the "U.S. Tort Liability Index:  2008 Report". 

One may gauge the seriousness of the report by how it classifies states — as "saints", "sinners", "salvageable", and "suckers".  Also by its referring to litigation as "lawsuit ‘Whack-a-Mole’".

Blawgletter reviewed last year’s version in "Does Tort Litigation Kill People?", which pretty well captures the new one too. 

PRI’s answer to the question about a connection between lawsuits the deaths?  Why, yes.  Yes, the very act of litigating a tort claim does cause homicide.


Feedicon And yet people actually believe that stuff.