Rep. Jim Walsh says measure would create a system ripe for abuse, House Bill 1076

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, says House Bill 1076 would create a system ripe for abuse by removing any safeguards against frivolous lawsuits and could jeopardize collective bargaining agreements.

In his final remarks on the measure, the 19th District lawmaker notes the bill allows attorneys to claim a large portion of any recovery, incentivizing them to seek private citizens to sue the government so they reap a portion of the financial reward.


Washington State House Republican Communications