2:39 PM EST
Jon Kyl, R-AZ

Mr. KYL. Exactly so. Under the amendment of my colleague, at least the plaintiff, on whose behalf the lawsuit was brought, would get a fair amount of recovery, unlike today, when there are no caps, and we frequently find the person who was injured gets a very small percentage after the lawyer gets his chunk, the expert witnesses, other court costs, and so on.

Maybe I should not defend my lawyer friends. Maybe the Senator is right. This is a way to attack costs. It is certainly not unfair to the trial lawyers and actually would benefit the people who do deserve to get some recovery in these cases where, in fact, they have been injured.