He spoke of support for "tort reform" against the opposition of trial lawyers.
tort reforms are needed to protect patients' access to health care providers.
I was pleased to see President Obama talk about tort reform, banning earmarks, tax simplification, and a spending freeze.
mid-13c., "injury, wrong," from Old French tort (11c.), from Medieval Latin tortum "injustice," noun use of neuter of tortus "wrung, twisted," past participle of Latin torquere "turn, turn awry, twist, wring, distort" (see thwart). Legal sense of "breach of a duty, whereby someone acquires a right of action for damages" is first recorded 1580s.