In a recent article by Joanne Doroshow of the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School, Doroshow pointed out a major hypocrisy with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Although they say cases against corporate entities are killing business and clogging the court system–the reality is that the Chamber’s corporate members file the vast majority of all lawsuits:
7% of civil cases (and decreasing every year) [are] brought by sick, injured and harmed consumers against corporate lawbreakers. Of the rest, 80 percent are brought largely against consumers by Chamber members
Tom Donohue, President of the U.S. Chamber said in 2014, “Our Institute for Legal Reform is fighting the expansion of lawsuits on all fronts—in the Congress, in the federal agencies, in the states, and even around the globe where U.S. companies are getting sued.” Yet, as Doroshow states in her article:
The American justice system was established to help people with legitimate cases seek redress. Legal funding can help people do that by helping them make ends meet during that process. The U.S. Chamber is concerned with minimizing the number of lawsuits against their member organizations and boosting their bottom line. That’s it. Plain and simple. But, there is a cost to everyday people in this country.
Read more of Doroshow’s article HERE.