Blog makes a case for litigation ‘reform’

If you like Web logs with a distinct point of view, then check out PointofLaw.com. Sponsored by the Manhattan Institute and edited by the person who also brings you Overlawyered.com, the point of view here is decidedly anti-ATLA. As an unabashed believer that tort lawyers wear white hats, I find much here to disagree with. But, disagree though I may, I know a thoughtful, thorough and well-executed blog when I see it, and this is one.

Editor Walter K. Olson, described by Investor’s Business Daily as “perhaps America’s leading authority on over-litigation,” and managing editor James R. Copland, director of the Manhattan Insitute’s Center for Legal Policy, produce what is more like an online magazine than a simple blog. In addition to the blog, the site includes a monthly featured discussion on topics that have included judicial elections, medical malpractice liability, contingency fees, and federal gun lawsuit legislation. There is also a library of articles on tort reform, a bibliography and links to legal news and other “legal reform” sites.