INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A tort reform measure from Gov. Mike
Pence's first-year agenda has gone down in defeat amid opposition in a key
Sen. Mike Delph said Thursday he was withdrawing the proposal to make the
losers of lawsuits pay all legal fees because it was unlikely to pass the
Senate Judiciary Committee.
sparked controversy when it was first submitted earlier this month. Pence
didn't include the proposal in his campaign "roadmap" and has declined to
comment on it in multiple interviews.
Delph said he
received approval from Pence's staff before withdrawing the measure. A
request for comment from the Pence administration was not immediately
returned Thursday afternoon.
Trial Lawyers Association opposed the measure saying it would bar many
from fighting their case in court.