The American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, today released a statement debunking the Pacific Research Institute’s (PRI) latest propaganda aimed at eliminating Americans’ right to hold corporations accountable for negligence. The report attempts to support the notion, pushed by corporations, that litigation is hurting their profits.
“This is just more junk science being peddled by the same folks who deny global warming exists,” said Jon Haber, CEO of the American Association for Justice. “Their study is full of fuzzy math, unsubstantiated conclusions, and made-up numbers to generate wild figures designed with one purpose – to create a false news headline. This is a politically motivated hit piece masquerading as an impartial study.”
“None of this junk science even passes the laugh test,” continued Haber.
On December 15, 2006, PRI Fellow Steven Hayward categorized modern, generally accepted views on global warming as “extreme claims about what’s happening.” An extreme right-wing think tank, PRI claims to “advance free-market policy solutions,” at a time when “public policy is too important to be left just to the experts.”