Senate Democrats Block Bush Attempt to Limit Court Awards

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2666-2003Oct22.html Without a vote to spare, Senate Democrats blocked a business-backed effort yesterday to limit class action lawsuits -- and the huge legal fees that lawyers often receive from them -- by moving many such suits from state courts to the federal judiciary, reports the Washington Post. The paper said it was the second recent defeat for President Bush's "tort reform" initiative, following a similarly successful Democratic effort in July to derail a bill to limit damages . . .

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