• May 14, 2011

It depends who you ask, apparently.

Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, wants to help out Minnesota businesses and enact tort reform.

Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, on the other hand, is reported by Tom Scheck of MPR, to have said, “Civil filings have been down 40 percent in the last 10 years in Minnesota, even without any of this statute of limitations reform.  There is no litigation abuse or no explosion of litigation in Minnesota that [needs to be] address[ed].”

(Query:  Where did Latz get this statistic?  Is it accurate?  What is the cause or causes?)

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