MATA Insurance Section





CATO Institute Study Highlights Harmful Effects of Limiting Consumers' Rights in Malpractice Actions


The Myth of Defensive Medicine


Americans for Insurance Reform Releases Study: "How the Insurance Industry Creates Insurance Crisis Harming Their Policyholders."


Civil Justice System Brings Safer Products

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The Attack on Trial Lawyers and Tort Law: A Commonweal Report
Source: The Commonweal Institute, Menlo Park, CA
Author: David C. Johnson, Fellow
Date: October 1, 2003
Description: A 61-page study of Tort Reform Efforts, Tort Reform Organizations and the targeting of Trial Attorneys.

Chamber of Commerce Ad             *Members Only*
Source: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce & The Institute for Legal Reform
Author: Unknown
Date: 2004
Description: Single Page Ad running Nationally

"Secrets and Lies: How Insurers Take From Patients to Pad Their Pockets"
Source: Center for Justice & Democracy
Author: Unknown
Date: May 13, 2005
Description: Short-One page fact sheet describing how Insurance Industry Executive make their money.

"News Release: Tillinghast Finally Admits Tort System Figures 'Do Not Reflect Costs of the Legal System'"
Source: Center for Justice & Democracy
Contact: Geoff Boehm or Joanne Doroshow
Date: January 13, 2005
Description: Press Release from Center for Justice & Democracy describing how Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, and insurane industry consulting firm, has finally admitted that it's "Trends and Findings on the Cost of the US Tort System" has nothing to do with the costs of litigation, courts, or the legal system.

"Mythbuster: 2004 Was the Most Profitable Year Ever for the Insurance Industry"
Source: Center for Justice & Democracy
Author: Unknown
Date: May 13, 2005
Description: Talking points which debunk the Insurance Industry's claim that payouts to injured patients are costing them too much.














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