The Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution states, “In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”
The Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Section 31 states, “No law shall be enacted in this state limiting the amount of damages to be recovered for causing the death or injury of any person.”
Our United States government, under the influence of powerful pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and other corporations is seeking to repeal these rights. They are seeking to enforce federal law over state rights under the provisions of the Arizona Constitution!
Multiple bills have been introduced that infringe upon our rights as American citizens. Your rights within a court of law will be jeopardized if passed, including:
- Making class action lawsuits virtually impossible to pursue (“Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act” of 2017 – H.R. 985 – passed House and before Senate as of 3/19/17)
- $250,000 maximum compensation for injured patients for non-economic damages such as compensation for pain, suffering, and disability against hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, medical device manufacturers, etc. for negligence or medical malpractice (“Protecting Access to Care Act” of 2017 – H.R. 1215 – introduced into House as of 3/19/17)
- Removing all State Laws regarding lawsuits to move all cases to a Federal Court (H.R. 1215)
- Introducing payment plans for insurance companies rather than forcing them to pay the full amount owed immediately (H.R. 1215)
It’s not too late to let your voice be heard and fight against the passage of these bills before they can become binding law.
We urge you to Take Justice Back and contact Congress and our representatives using the contact below to help preserve our rights as defined by the United States Constitution. Let your voice be heard.