Many of them instead become the kind of nuisance-lawsuit filer that makes the tort system a costly nightmare.
There's a reason doctors have flocked to Texas since 2002: tort reform.
Maybe they'd have saved Medicare Advantage from cuts, gotten some sort of tort reform thrown in, or slightly changed the pay-fors.
That's when a tort lawyer-sponsored group called the Audi Victims Network alleged the Audi 5000 accelerated of its own volition.
I was pleased to see President Obama talk about tort reform, banning earmarks, tax simplification, and a spending freeze.
"I think—I'm not quite sure—I think that's a tort," said Sam.
It was an action on the case (tort), against a common hoyman.
If a person slanders another, or wrongfully strikes him, a legal action arises out of tort.
The others had tort me faith an' zeal, but these tort me discipline.
Jem Mace tort me dis trick w'en I sparred wid him in Liverpool.
mid-13c., "injury, wrong," from Old French tort (11c.), from Medieval Latin tortum "injustice," noun use of neuter of tortus "wrung, twisted," past participle of Latin torquere "turn, turn awry, twist, wring, distort" (see thwart). Legal sense of "breach of a duty, whereby someone acquires a right of action for damages" is first recorded 1580s.