Once again the jury, the common man, has spoken but with no real voice.

Money can buy you safety from the justice and the Republicans are very happy to obliged. Be careful because you could be next as the Chamber of Commerce marches down the tort reform list industry by industry.

The award probably will not stand because the cap in Texas for punitive damages is $2 million. The people have spoken but the those with power and money with the Republicans have the final say because they drive the tort reform debate and laws.

“A jury has ordered Houston homebuilder Bob Perry to pay $51 million to a retirement-age Mansfield couple who fought for a decade over a defective house that Perry Homes refused to fix. Perry is the biggest campaign contributor in Texas and a major figure in tort reform championed by Gov. Rick Perry (no relation) to limit lawsuits and cap jury awards against business.”