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Hellholes Update: AAJ Responds

After our post earlier today, "The Worst Judicial Hellholes," the American Association for Justice e-mailed me a response that called the American Tort Reform Association report "an early holiday present for its tobacco and insurance financiers." The AAJ statement said that past years' versions of the report have been "widely debunked and ridiculed." It pointed to a 2007 New York Times piece in which Adam Liptak said the report had "no apparent methodology." "This report is another reminder of how corporations use front groups like ATRA to undermine the civil justice system," said AAJ CEO Jon Haber. "ATRA’s drug, tobacco, and insurance financers spend millions on junk reports so they can continue their negligent behavior and avoid accountability."

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on December 17, 2008 at 03:54 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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