National Economic Impact Report 2019
Frivolous lawsuits have led to lost jobs across all industries. Due to the costs associated with these unnecessary cases, consumers are left with fewer jobs and rising prices. Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) released six economic impact studies analyzing excessive tort costs in California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri and West Virginia. The study uses Ohio, a state that historically is seen as having a balanced legal system, as a “control group” to contrast with each of the states.
The study estimates nearly a half-million permanent jobs were lost due to excessive tort costs in the six states:
California: Loss of 197,776 jobs and $11.8 billion in personal income
Florida: Loss of 126,139 jobs and $7.5 billion in personal income
Illinois: Loss of 81,685 jobs and $4.9 billion in personal income
Louisiana: Loss of 15,556 jobs and $945 million in personal income
Missouri: Loss of 26,548 jobs and $1.62 billion in personal income
West Virginia: Loss of 3,843 jobs and $238 million in personal income
Together we can reform the system and stop people from taking advantage of our courts and destroying our state economies!
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