The explosion of frivolous lawsuits destroys jobs. Money spent paying unjustified verdicts to trial lawyers is money that cannot be spent to grow businesses and create new jobs. Congressman Smith has introduced legislation to make it harder for lawyers to file frivolous lawsuits. This legislation recently passed the House and awaits action in the Senate. He was also a key player in the recent enactment of class action reform that will reduce abuses in that area.