Here’s an interesting piece about a bill Sen. Tommy Norment (R-James City County) is proposing. I’m usually against “tort reform” because it’s really an attempt by the GOP to protect businesses from their own fraud and willful indifference and choke off donations to the Democratic Party. But if there are cases where the plaintiff gets $1,000 and the attorney gets $30,000, there’s something wrong.

A proposed compromise on attorney’s fees, according to the trial lawyers’ Pearson, is that when the two parties agree to settle a case and the attorneys can’t agree on fees, the parties can go ahead and settle while the disagreement over fees goes to court. That way, the case is closed for the two clients and the meter stops running.