Assemblyman Don Wagner Alarmed By Prop. 65 Lawsuit Abuses

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As part of a "Create Jobs; Not Lawsuits" campaign in California, Orange County state Assemblyman Don Wagner today blasted what he sees as Proposition 65's abuse of businesses by greedy plaintiff's lawyers.

The voter-approved 1986 proposition called, "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act," allows for private bounty hunters to sue business owners and keep for themselves tens of millions of dollars in settlements each year.

The situation alarms Wagner, a corporate lawyer himself and the Republican vice chairman of the Assembly's judiciary committee.

"Business owners in California spend far too much time and money defending themselves from lawyers hoping to extort a windfall from them," Wagner said in a prepared press statement. "These lawsuits only serve to make it more difficult for businesses to operate and create jobs in California." 

Lisa Salisbury, a business attorney, joined with Wagner and said Prop. 65 lawsuits are largely motivated by one thing: greedy lawyers.

According to a recent report by The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, California businesses paid $140 million in Prop. 65 settlements during a 10-year period that ended in 2010. Of that amount, public treasuries took just 14 percent of the total. The bounty hunter's take? More than $90 million, or 68 percent of the settlements, according to the group.

Go HERE for more details about the report and the proposition's intent.

In 2006, I wrote a cover story that outlined similar legal system abuses by individuals who  manipulate the noble intentions of state law and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Go HERE to read, "The New Crips."

Today's press event was sponsored by California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse.

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Glen Fleetwood
Glen Fleetwood

Typical,  "blame the victim so I don't have to take responsibility for my illegal discrimination".  First Mr. Wagner, " lawsuits are largely motivated by one thing: greedy lawyers." is B.S.  The lawyers don't make the dangerous situation that violates the law, your client's do.   THERE ALSO HAS TO BE INJURED CLIENTS, people injured or financially damaged. A lawyer cannot file a lawsuit unless a person COMES TO HER, and retains them to pursue a case.  But lying Don knows its easier to fool the gullible by pointing the finger at lawyers, than at an injured handicapped person, who the lawyer represents in court.  At that injured person's request and choosing.  These are almost all violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, notice how that is short-handed here, to avoid you realizing that these are awards against business that discriminated against handicapped.  But big Don gets paid campaign contributions by BIG BUSINESS, including insurers State Farm, Farmers, and Allstate, so he pretends to be a concerned citizen, when he is an insurance company (LAWYER) whore.   DON, if you hate the legal fees, defend these companies for free!!!!  Oh, that's how you got rich???  You forgot to mention that Don, so did R. Scott Moxley.

Greg Diamond
Greg Diamond

Well, gosh, R. Scott, if the state doesn't want lawyers collecting bounties for environmental law enforcement that the state fails to do, then maybe the state should reliably do that enforcement.  Here's an idea -- create an independent agency staffed with really good lawyers, something that can't be stopped by a Republican Governor or a Republican Attorney General or even a Republican Legislature -- and pay them a lot of money to make sure that the laws on the books are enforced.

We need a name for lawyers who would make sure that the wealthy were treated the same as regular people -- hey, we can call them "regulators"!  That would work just fine -- unless you are CCALA simply don't want the laws enforced, in which case your article is misleading as well as worthless.  But surely that's not true, right?So what do you say?  Can we create an independent agency of highly salaried (but not as well-compensated as now) lawyers who can do an even better job of enforcing these and other laws than the people allegedly now just acting out of greed?  Or is there some other reason that you're buying what CCALA is selling without sniffing it too closely?

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Paul Dillon1 Then where's the money that I'm owed for my last job that I performed well that the FBI ripped off from me four years ago and that I haven't seen to this very day, hour and minute. It was confiscated because the owner of the business performed Workers Comp Fraud on all the employees of the company. I even got a claim against the company and haven't heard hardly a thing in over 4 years of waiting. There are no jobs in Costa Mesa California. If so where are they at?

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

 "Reader Disemination":

"The voter-approved" 1986 proposition called, "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act," allows for private bounty hunters to sue business owners and keep for themselves tens of millions of dollars in settlements each year."The situation alarms Wagner, a lawyer himself and the Republican vice chairman of the Assembly's judiciary committee".

THE VOTERS APPROVED IT, HE DID NOT, unless he voted for it. Find out if he actually voted for it.

He's a lawyer himself and it's self promotion so he can get his hands on a portion of that money.

the Republican (Republinut) vice chairman of the Assembly's judiciary committee".(VICE CHAIRMAN) - The Chairman is above him. Can you say lower than the Chairman.

Ambulance chaser?

Paul Dillon1
Paul Dillon1

@grumpy_gorilla2u   What are you rambling about.  This is a very similar issue that we face with the Trevor Law Group out of Beverly Hills.  These lawyers need to be stopped.  I'm not quite sure if your one of these scumbag lawyers or you just want to bitch and complain about a Republican beacuse your so damn lazy and think everything is owed to you. I'm kind of thinking it's the latter.  

    

Duke
Duke

May we suggest a new handle for you? Babbling_baboon ...

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

As part of a "Create Jobs; Not Lawsuits" campaign in California, Orange County state Assemblyman Don Wagner today blasted what he sees as Proposition 65's abuse of businesses by greedy plaintiff's lawyers."Lawyers Lie For A Living" - 'It's the truth'. I know one that's lied to me numerous times.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Doing everything in his power to try to make you think or do things his way, either that or force you to think or do them his way. 

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Addition: Instead of creating jobs we have a President of the United States using a squirt gun, UM isn't that a terroristic threat to use a squirt gun from the president himself (if you don't put that squirt gun down then I'm gonna squirt you myself.) 

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