There is alot of buzz recently about tort reform, although most people, I suspect, do not know what tort reform means. Most people have a misconception that tort reform exists put an end to frivolous lawsuits and thusly clean out the courts and help the economy. This is somewhat of a fallacy not because they are false, but because these effects are merely the side effect of tort reforms true intent. The intent of tort reform is to put limitations in place on class action lawsuits. These are the types of lawsuits that protect the general public from say a lumber mill leaking mercury into a towns water supply, or an insurance company that refuses to authorize needed treatment. Men have died to ensure us the right for a jury to decide who is at fault and just as important the compensation. Lobbiests in Washington (there are eight of them for every 1 representative) are working hard to use the government to protect them from being sued. Rick Perry mentioned tort reform just tonight on the debat. One the surface it sounds great, but whats going on is power is trying to hide from the public whats really going on. Wouldnt a better way to help the economy and clean out the courts be to build more courts?