Will Tort Reform Return?

Last year’s epic battle to establish constitutional changes in the Arkansas judicial system ended with the state’s high court kicking off the ballot a business and medical community-led proposal for tort reform. The question circulating in the capitol corridors now is: will tort reform return?

The short answer falls somewhere between “probably” and “possibly,” says Randy Zook, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas CEO.

“We learned our lesson. We paid the tuition, we took the course, and didn’t do so well on the final,” said Zook, who led the coalition charge for the tort reform ballot measure last year.     MORE

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