The Center for Justice & Democracy has an excellent set of questions and answers about tort reform. Anyone with an interest in this subject should read this information. Here is a description of the Center from its site:
The Center for Justice & Democracy is the only national consumer organization in the country exclusively dedicated to protecting our civil justice system.
Working full-time to make sure average Americans get a fair shake in court, even against the country’s most powerful special interests.
Exposing unscrupulous attacks by special interests on judges, juries, injured consumers and the attorneys who represent them.
Raising public awareness of the value of our civil justice system and the dangerous campaign behind the so-called “tort reform” movement.