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Originally founded as the Association for California Tort Reform, the association later merged with the California Legal Reform Institute, a group of high-tech and venture capital leaders in the Silicon Valley, to form a broader, more powerful coalition dedicated to improving California’s civil justice system. The association was renamed the Civil Justice Association of California in 1999.

Counted among its many successes is Proposition 64, which stopped “shakedown” lawsuits from being filed against businesses by private lawyers. California voters overwhelmingly approved the initiative on Nov. 2, 2004.

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