POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Big Business Favored Consistently By New Court

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration and corporate lobbyists long have sought sweeping "tort reform" to limit lawsuits and massive jury awards -- without much success. But in the last year, they quietly have been winning much of what they've wanted on a case-by-case basis in the Supreme Court.

With a week to go in their term, the justices have handed down a dozen rulings that sharply limit the damages that can be won in lawsuits or make it harder to sue corporations.

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