Great news, civil justice fans! It’s an “ask and ye shall receive” kind of day here at ThePopTort! Just one day after we told you about a horrendous anti-civil justice, anti-consumer, anti-senior citizen law that was under consideration in Louisiana, the state’s House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to give it the old heave ho!
The measure, as we explained yesterday, would have made it extremely difficult for nursing home residents who have been injured by incompetent or negligent staff to bring a lawsuit. And it would have severely limited compensation to these residents – subjecting them to the state’s draconian malpractice caps.
Thankfully, by a 60-38 vote, the bill was mercifully launched into the ether.
Rep. Chris Roy, (D-Alexandria), delivered an “impassioned opposition” to the bill, urging his colleagues “not to believe the malarkey” that the bill was somehow “consumer oriented.”
Props to the AARP, Louisiana Association for Justice, and other groups who fought hard to defeat this unbelievably mean-spirited bill!