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Mar 16, 2006
Defenders of Civil Justice News- March 16, 2006
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Insurance Industry Picking Victims Pockets - Take Action

People Over Profits supporters have been making noise about an outrageous provision passed by the House of Representatives.

Without debate, special interest language was added at the last minute to the Pension Bill in the House of Representatives.

If enacted, an injured person would be forced to pay back their ERISA health insurance plan even when the cost of future medical care and expenses are more than what they receive in compensation, which is often the case.

Severely injured and disabled victims could be left without enough money for their future medical care, expenses that would inevitably be left to taxpayers. Take Action

Grassroots Action Update Center

2,581 Number of new Supporters this month.

1,309 Number of People Over Profits Supporters opposing FDA-Drug Company rule.

Tell a Friend about People Over Profits.

105,000+ Number of supporters working to strengthen the civil justice system.

Quote of the Month

"The next commissioner must have the capacity to see that FDA once again sets the standard for quality, sound science and integrity."

- Spokeswoman for Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), the ranking Democrat on the committee and a fulcrum vote on any FDA nominee

Civil Justice In the News

Ex-Vioxx user tells of heart attack, Chicago Tribune, March 14, 2006


Lawsuit limits haven't cut insurance rates, Gainsville Times, March 12, 2006

Editorial: Doyle should veto the caps, Madison Capital Times (WI), March 9, 2006

Over 1,300 have registered their opposition with the FDA!



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Back Room Deal Making

The administration is now attempting to provide special protections for pharmaceutical companies when they don't provide adquate warning labels.

The Administration claims that the rule would allow corporations like Merck, who knew the dangers of the deadly drug Vioxx, completely off the hook when their drugs injure or kill people. Take Action

New Civil Justice Issue before Congress




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Protect Disaster Victims

When natural disasters requiring large scale relief efforts occur, it is important to effectively to ensure that victims are cared for safely and effectively.

However, with the "Disaster Relief Volunteer Protection Act of 2006," Congress proposes broad special protections for all types of organizations. The bill is so broadly drafted, even the KKK could be protected while engaged in disaster relief services during a national disaster.

The bill unnecessarily and unconscionably offers immunities at the expense of innocently injured victims. Take Action


It held the manufacturers of the exploding Chevy Malibus accountable.

anderson carAuto Executives Endangered Consumers
The Anderson family's terrifying experience in a Chevy Malibu that exploded into flames shows the need for the civil justice system to hold manufacturers of dangerous products accountable. Read their story.

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