The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a business lobby group, is at it again. Their latest propaganda is that businesses fear N.J. courts which they allege to be unfair.
The report is little more than a thinly veiled attack on injury lawsuits by the executives of drug, chemical and insurance companies who supported the survey. The report, which purportedly ranked the state court system, is flawed and bogus because it did not include input from local experts, judges or media. Rather, it focused only on corporate defense lawyers from huge national and international corporations with an interest in protecting corporate wrongdoers. The Bergen Record newspaper reported that “The ranking was compiled by a chamber affiliate, Institute for Legal Reform, which interviewed 975 in-house counsels, senior litigators and other senior attorneys…at companies with revenues of more than $100 million”.
This latest propaganda is further proof that U.S. Chamber has sold out to and serves at the behest of elite corporate insiders hell bent on protecting corporate wrongdoers from facing justice for the death and personal injury they cause. The Chamber’s goal is to make sure people can’t get justice in the courtroom, especially against the corporations that finance this front group.
In point of fact, across the nation, New Jersey’s appointed judges are held in high esteem by objective observers, and its court system, modeled after the federal system, is viewed as fair and just.