For Immediate Release: November 5, 2013
Contact: Katie Gommel
202-965-3500, ext. 6645
Statement on Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Federal Rules of Judicial Procedure
Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen in response to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing entitled: “Changing the Rules: Will limiting the scope of civil discovery diminish accountability and leave Americans without access to justice?”
“These proposals will give corporations new tools to avoid providing the internal documents and emails needed to hold corporations legally accountable when they harm and kill Americans.
“We are pleased the Senate is holding a hearing to ensure the rules governing our courts are not rigged in favor of corporations over American citizens.
“If no one is accountable, no one is safe.”