Civil Justice Reform in the U.S.

Vice President Dan Quayle, chairman of the President’s Council on Competitiveness, addressed the annual convention of the American… read more

Vice President Dan Quayle, chairman of the President’s Council on Competitiveness, addressed the annual convention of the American Bar Association to criticize the legal profession for creating excess litigation and damage awards. The large amount of litigation in the U.S. prevents the country from performing on an equal basis in world markets. He presented a number of proposals to improve the American legal system, including caps on punitive damages and making the loser of a Federal court case bear the entire cost of the case. Vice President Quayle’s remarks were followed by a rebuke from the chairman of the American Bar Association, John Curtain, who said the person who advocates eliminating lawyers bears the burden for providing protection for the poor and disadvantaged. Vice President Quayle responded to the rebuke by declaring he had not advocated the elimination of the American legal process. close

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Civil Justice Reform in the U.S.

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Program ID:
20484-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 13, 1991
Last Aired:
Aug 18, 1991

Airing Details

  • Aug 13, 1991 | 9:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 14, 1991 | 12:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 14, 1991 | 3:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 17, 1991 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 1991 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 18, 1991 | 12:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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