Special interest groups

Special interest groups

Cry Wolf Quotes

The Sarbanes bill will hand American corporations back to the trial lawyers for summary execution.

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Thomas Donohue, President of the Chamber of Commerce
08/11/2002 | Full Details | Law(s): Sarbanes-Oxley Act

[The legislation to permit consumer class actions] “is only nominally an act ‘to extend protection against fraudulent or deceptive practices.’ It is more accurately an act to line the pockets of ingenious attorneys. If this bill passes, the lawyers will be in high cotton; their client consumers will be still hoeing the short row.

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James Kilpatrick, Chamber of Commerce Newsletter. August, 1970.

Well, that didn't take long. Democrats are planning to kick off the legislative portion of the 111th Congress as early as today with two big donations to one of their most loyal retainers: the plaintiffs bar….For the tort bar, this is pure gold. It would create a new legal business in digging up ancient workplace grievances…. Elections have consequences, and one price of November's vote is going to be a more powerful, and much richer, plaintiffs bar.

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From the Wall Street Journal's “Trial Lawyer Bonanza: Off and suing with the 111th Congress."

We don’t want a lot of innocent small-business people who are trying to do the right thing to be hauled into court.

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David Rahr, chief House lobbyist for the National Federation of Independent Business. The New York Times.