ATRA Honors Wisconsin’s Governor Walker with ‘Civil Justice Achievement Award’

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WASHINGTON, D.C., November15, 2017 – During its annual fall legislative conference in Austin, Texas last evening, the American Tort Reform Association presented Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with its “Civil Justice […]


WASHINGTON, D.C., November15, 2017 – During its annual fall legislative conference in Austin, Texas last evening, the American Tort Reform Association presented Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with its “Civil Justice Achievement Award,” citing the Badger State executive’s longstanding commitment to a fair and predictable civil justice system and his significant legislative accomplishments toward that end.

In introducing the governor to a gathering of some 200 or so state-based tort-reform activists from across the country, ATRA members, law professors and other civil justice experts, ATRA president Tiger Joyce noted that, “Gov. Walker campaigned on the need for key civil justice reforms in his state as a means to improving the climate for business, growing the economy and creating new jobs.  And he has delivered.

“The governor has signed 15 significant civil justice reform measures into law since being sworn in,” Joyce continued, “and the citizens of Wisconsin have benefited as a result.

“We recognize those results in honoring Gov. Walker tonight, and we look forward to his continuing leadership tomorrow and for years to come, as we must all remain committed to constraining those who would misuse our civil courts to make policy or to make millions at the expense of everyone else,” Joyce concluded.

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The American Tort Reform Association, based in Washington, D.C., is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to tort and liability reform through public education and the enactment of legislation.  Its members include nonprofit organizations and small and large companies, as well as trade, business and professional associations from the state and national level.  The American Tort Reform Foundation is a sister organization dedicated primarily to research and public education.

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