Friedman Hit On Tort Reform

To The Editor:

In regards to Sam Friedman’s March 17 column, “A View From The Press Box” (“Tort Reform Caps Should Be Flexible,” page 25), I find comfort in the fact that someone else understands the impact of the pop culture on seemingly unrelated financial and political matters. It is a travesty that this is so, but that is another subject in and of itself.

However, I must disagree with some of Mr. Friedman’s thoughts on the subject of the premise that the threat of non-economic (pain and suffering) damage awards serves as an appropriate incentive to control corporations not acting in the best interests of the public.

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