Tort Reform Category Archive


  • Scott Walker’s Record on Justice System Issues

    For Gov. Scott Walker, the justice system is not about ensuring all are equal before the law, but rather how can he manipulate the system for his benefit.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2015
  • Signed Bill That Put Liability Limits in Tort Actions Above Protecting Health of Wisconsinites, Particularly Veterans

    Signed a bill that set limits on liability in tort actions and failed to protect veterans who become sick as a result of asbestos exposure during military service and for a bill...

    2013 AB 19, Senate Vote, 01/01/2013
  • Walker Capped Attorney Fees

    Walker signed into law a bill which would limit attorneys’ fees to three times the amount of compensatory damages. (2011 September Special Session SB 12, introduced 10/11/11; Senate Roll Call; Assembly Roll...

    2011 WI Act 92, 12/07/2011
  • Committee Considers Litigation Reform Bills

    Opponents of a pair of Republican-backed litigation reform bills argued before a state Assembly committee Friday that the proposals will gut consumer protection laws and effectively stop the filing of lawsuits against...

    Associated Press, 10/21/2011
  • Walker Falsely Claimed Tort Reform Was Employers’ Top Issue

    In trying to tie the lawsuit reforms to job creation, Walker asserted the issue is “one of the most important factors” when businesses are deciding to expand or invest in Wisconsin. That’s...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/02/2011
  • Walker Weakened Victims’ Ability to Recover Damages in Lawsuits

    Walker signed into law a bill that limited the amount of damages victims can receive in lawsuits, including: Limit non-economic damages – payments for loss of companionship, mental distress and pain and...

    2011 WI Act 2, 01/27/2011
  • ALEC Commends Gov. Walker

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) signed into law today Special Session Senate Bill 1, legislation aimed at reforming the state’s civil justice system. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) commended newly-elected Gov....

    ALEC, 01/27/2011
  • Walker Sponsored Bill to Protect Manufacturers From Liability for Defective Products

    The bill “establishes the criteria to determine if a product manufacturer, distributor or seller is liable to a person injured by the manufactured product” and “specifies when a manufactured product is defective.”

    1999 AB 884, 01/01/1999
  • Walker Voted for Caps on Medical Malpractice Awards

    The bill established maximum amounts, “that a claimant may recover for noneconomic damages caused by the negligence of a health care provider or health care provider employee.

    1995 AB 36, 02/02/1995
  • Walker Sponsored Bill Prohibiting Civil Suits Against Employers for Violations of Family Medical Leave

    The bill proposed several changes to the state family leave law including eliminating, “civil actions for violations of the family and medical leave law.”

    1995 AB 200, 01/01/1995
  • Walker Sponsored Legislation to Limit Plaintiffs Ability to Be Compensated For Damages

    The new law revised standards and procedures for awarding punitive damages in certain civil cases.

    1995 WI Act 17, 01/01/1995