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America’s civil justice system gives people have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others – even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations.
This is more important now than ever because the drug and oil industries, big insurance companies and other large corporations dominate our political process – and thus, people cannot depend on the political system to hold corporations accountable. When corporations and their CEOs act irresponsibly by delaying or refusing to pay fair and just insurance claims, producing unsafe products, polluting our environment or swindling their employees and shareholders, the last resort for Americans to hold them accountable is in our courts.
Because of the civil justice system, our cars are safer, environment is cleaner, and medicine is safer. Click below to see everyday examples of why we need a strong civil justice system, and its role in protecting American workers, consumers, and families.