Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nielsen, LaMalfa to host meeting on lawsuits

State Sen. Jim Nielsen and Rep. Doug LaMalfa are hosting a town-hall meeting on Friday to discuss frivolous lawsuits they say are crippling the state's economy. The 10 a.m. meeting will be held at North Valley Property Owners Association in Chico.

“Our already overburdened courts should be used to adjudicate legitimate grievances, not an endless stream of frivolous lawsuits,” Nielsen said. “Unfortunately, there are people who are abusing the system, which ultimately leads to increased costs for goods and services and fewer jobs.”

The two lawmakers will be joined by representatives from California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, an advocacy group formed in 1993.

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