Newly-approved package of bills aimed at making civil courts run more smoothly

Business groups generally like the proposed changes and say they'll move lawsuits through the court system faster and more efficiently. But some DFLers complain the effect will be to make it harder for individuals to take on big companies in court.
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Business groups generally like the proposed changes and say they'll move lawsuits through the court system faster and more efficiently. But some DFLers complain the effect will be to make it harder for individuals to take on big companies in court.

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