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Lawsuit Reform / Republicans #605392

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 06, 1995
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pete Williams) The controversy over House Republicans' effort to limit damage awards to consumers against corporate defenders in big product liability cases reported. [Defense lawyer Victor SCHWARTZ - talks about the lack of predictability.] The Republican plan for tort management under federal control with damage caps detailed. [Public Citizen president Joan CLAYBROOK - comments on the guaranteed upswing of unsafe products.] [Victim's mother Janey FAIR - says publicity and lawsuits protect citizens.] [White House Press Secretary Mike McCURRY - comments on the hypocrisy of the states rights advocating Republicans' calling for a federally mandated structure.]

Brokaw, Tom

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