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Commentary: ‘Tort reform’ rightly under fire as insurance rates rise

Lawmakers love simplistic buzzwords and catchy slogans that conveniently hide politicians’ — and many citizens’ — aversion to the truth. A good example of that is “tort reform,” the weary bromide that insurance industry apologists breathlessly prescribe for Louisiana’s perennially high auto insurance rates. What is tort reform? It’s a slate of anti-consumer laws that make it significantly more difficult for people injured in auto accidents to sue insurance companies and be made whole. Read more...

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