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Bush signs act that restricts class action suits in state courts

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7490.499-c (Published 03 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:499

Rapid Response:

Clarifying the position of the American Medical Association

To the editor:

Your March 5 news story “Bush signs act that restricts class action
suits in state courts” incorrectly states that the American Medical
Association supported the bill. We took no position on this piece of
legislation except to urge an exemption to the bill so that it would not
include the tobacco industry, which has caused the deaths of millions of
Americans.

Sincerely,

John C. Nelson, MD, MPH
President, American Medical Association

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

05 March 2005
John C. Nelson, MD, MPH
President
American Medical Association, 515 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60610