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Press Release

    CSE Applauds Governor George W. Bush’s Mention of his Tort Reform Record in Texas

    10/03/2000

    In Tuesday night’s debate a clear distinction was drawn between Governor George W. Bush and Vice - President Al Gore on the issue of saving our legal system from exploitation by an elite group of trial lawyers. Specifically, Governor George W. Bush has a plan to save our legal system and our schools from junk trial lawyer lawsuits.

    In fact, a CSE study found that the legal reform legislation signed by Governor George W. Bush saves the average Texas household $1,078 per year.

    The presidential elections will affect the quality of America's shools. The Education Law Association states that schools are paying between $5,000 and $1 million to protect themselves from lawsuits. According to J.W. Smith, director of the Department of Sports Administration for the Chicago public schools, "People will sue much quicker and for much less of a circumstance than ever before. Everyone has to be litigation conscious."

    Governor George W. Bush's proposed Teacher Protection Act would allow our principals and teachers to focus on saving our children from illiteracy, not from greedy trial lawyers. Vice-President Gore on the other hand, has consistently supported the trial lawyer agenda of more and bigger lawsuits.

    George W. Bush used last night’s debate to re-establish his commitment to giving back our legal system to decent, honest Americans with real grievances. Unfortunately, Al Gore failed to use last night's national forum to stand up against the trial lawyers.