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Public Backs Many Tort Reforms Most Americanswhile recognizing the social benefits of the civil-justice systemnonetheless support efforts to reform the nation’s controversial personal-injury and class-action litigation structure, a report by the Insurance Research Council contends.

The report is based on a pair of surveys conducted last year. In the two surveys, IRC observed, most respondents showed strong support for litigation reform in general as well as for specific reform initiatives for personal-injury and class-actionswith some 78 percent agreeing that class-action reform is warranted. This is up from 70 percent three years earlier (see graphs).

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