For Immediate Release
January 24, 2023
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Civil Justice Association of California Releases Legislative Scorecard for 2022
Annual Balance Scorecard ranks California legislators’ support for fair, balanced civil justice system
Sacramento, Calif., January 24, 2023 – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) has released its annual Balance Scorecard for the 2022 legislative year, which evaluates whether California legislators promoted a fair, balanced civil justice system with their policy decisions.
“CJAC remains committed to informing California businesses and the public about their legislators’ support for balance in our courts and preventing lawsuit abuse,” said Kyla Christoffersen Powell, president and CEO of CJAC. “Each year we recognize and create accountability for legislative decisions impacting California’s civil justice system.”
CJAC’s Balance Scorecard analyzes legislators’ votes and related efforts on CJAC priority bills that promote or impede balanced civil liability policies, including bills that create unwarranted liability expansions, frivolous litigation, or private rights of action (PRAs).
For 2022, CJAC looked at votes on 15 key bills that unreasonably expanded liability for California employers, from restricting confidential settlement agreements to imposing onerous pay data regulations. CJAC also considered four bills that promoted positive civil liability reforms, including legislation to help businesses comply with disability access laws and avoid unnecessary lawsuits.
Please visit www.cjac.org/balance-scorecard to view the 2022 Balance Scorecard.
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The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC), a nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization, has been a trusted source of expertise on legal reform for almost half a century. CJAC confronts legislation, laws and regulations that create unfair litigation burdens on California businesses, employees and communities.