A Bridge Too Far

by Eli Lehrer on May 10, 2011

photo by Frank Kehren/Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license

Lots of banks, the independent newsroom Pro Publica (via Slate) reports, are forcing people who want to renegotiate mortgages to give up any right to sue the bank. Plenty of borrowers are making outrageous demands on the bankers and there are plenty of unrealistic expectations about what government should do. Lots of tort reform is also a good idea. But forcing people to sign contracts that give up any right to sue. . .that’s a bridge too far.

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