Responsibility and accountability – even for the powerful – are rooted into the core of our legal system. This country’s founders knew that a democracy needs a court system that empowers people to protect themselves, by holding the powerful to account. That’s why the Constitution guarantees each person the right to a trial by jury. Thomas Jefferson said, “I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
The founders feared unaccountable power in the form of the King of England against his “subjects.” 21st Century America may not have a king, but it does have billion dollar corporations touching every part of every person’s life. These corporations now seek the kind of unaccountable power our founders sought to protect against, and they’re seeking that power by destroying your constitutional right to a trial by jury.
Politicians who are in the pockets of large corporations and insurance companies have devised a plan specifically aimed at destroying our right to hold those in power accountable for their misdeeds. Their plain is to enact laws that will all but destroy your right to use the judicial system to protect yourself. They have introduced bills which, if passed, will enact arbitrary changes to courts all across the country, including:
- Limiting compensation for injuries caused by medical professionals, including doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and medical device manufacturers, to $250,000.00, regardless of how much that injury devastated your life or the extent of malfeasance by the medical professional or company.
- Eliminating class-action law suits, which would essentially destroy the ability to bring the kinds of cases that keep us safe
- Eliminate individual state laws regarding lawsuits and forcing all cases to Federal Court
- Allowing insurance companies to make “payments” rather than paying full compensation.
We must tell our government to put people first and stop trampling on our rights. PETERSON | Law has been protecting Massachusetts residents by demanding that everyone is treated fairly, regardless of gender, race, or economic status. Please join us in demanding that Congress do the same. We must ban together and contact our representatives to demand they say NO to these outrageous attacks on our rights. Go to each link below and tell them NO!
- Lawsuit Abuse Week: www.takejusticeback.com/ProtectMyRightToFight
- Class Actions: http://www.takejusticeback.com/StopHR985
- Medical Malpractice: http://www.takejusticeback.com/ProtectPatients