Focal Points of Further Tort Reform
Revise the joint and several liability doctrine:
Each joint tortfeasor to be liable only for his or
her share of damages, not the entire award.
Revise the collateral source doctrine: Courts
would deduct from an award amounts a plaintiff
receives from personal insurance or other
Limit awards for pain and suffering.
Place a statutory cap on awards of punitive
Shorten the time allowed to bring a lawsuit.
Limit the percentage of a damage award that a
plaintiff’s lawyer receives.