Can America get back to work without tort reform?
It seems like an odd question. With a global pandemic, panicked populations, and increasingly authoritarian local governments all pushing us to stay at home, who wants to think about tort law?
The answer goes to the very heart of who we are as a country, why we’ve reacted to the CCP Virus as we have, and who we wish to become when this particular crisis is over.
From ancient times onward, tort law has been the place that societies turn to ask the question: Who is to blame? The purpose of tort law is twofold: One, it motivates people to be careful, so that their actions (or inactions) don’t harm others. Two, it compensates those who suffer harm through no fault of their own.