2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Lott
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT'S CALL FOR LEGAL REFORM.
WHEREAS, a fair and efficient legal system free from frivolous and abusive litigation is necessary for a vibrant economy and access to affordable health care; and
WHEREAS, reasonable caps on damages protect consumers from the rising costs of, and diminishing access to, products and services that result from lawsuit abuse; and
WHEREAS, victims who suffer losses, not their attorneys, should receive the majority of damage awards; and
WHEREAS, lawsuits filed in a timely fashion promote fairness for all parties; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the intent of the framers of the Constitution, cases involving residents of different states should be tried in federal court; and
WHEREAS, individuals suffer the most damaging effects of frivolous lawsuits as the cost of products and services rises due to the exorbitant increases in insurance costs:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That the Mississippi Legislature requests our elected Representatives and Senators in the United States Congress to support meaningful class action reform and medical malpractice liability reform.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mississippi's Congressional Delegation and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.