Tort Reform

My wife asked me about this subject the other day and I thought I would write something quick about it.  Her question was from a co-worker who stated that we have a constitutional right to sue for damages.  Now this in context is correct, but it does not address the primary issue of tort reform.  I do not see anywhere in the constitution a right to penalize others financially for their wrongs against us.  While a court may decide to levy a penalty against a corporation or individual for negligence, it is not a constitutional right to benefit financially from the court’s ruling. Continue reading