Nader to Build Tort Law Museum

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader says he is planning to build an American Museum of Tort Law in his Connecticut hometown of Winsted and has raised $2 million for the project. Nader told the Associated Press that he got the idea after trial lawyers said they had no place to put exhibits used in court cases. Nadar said he hopes to showcase the history of tort law with exhibits on significant cases such as the 1998 national settlement with tobacco companies and the Chevrolet Corvair featured in his 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed. Above all, Nader says, he hopes the museum will promote the legal system. “We’ll be puncturing a lot of myths and lies that it’s a cash cow for greedy tort lawyers,” he said. The Washington Post has the AP story.