Ralph Nader’s new cause: Tort law museum in Conn.

July 28, 2013 • Business

FILE – In this April 27, 2008 file photo, Ralph Nader speaks to supporters as he campaigns for his 2008 independent presidential bid in Waterbury, Conn. Nader is planning the American Museum of Tort Law, to be built in a former bank building in his hometown of Winsted, Conn. Nader said the museum will detail the history of the civil law, and may also host artifacts including a Chevrolet Corvair — the car featured in his famous 1965 book on the auto industry’s safety record. (AP Photo/George Ruhe, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ralph Nader has a new cause.

After dedicating nearly half a century to battling businesses over almost everything from dangerous products to the influence of money in politics, the consumer advocate is planning a museum in his Connecticut hometown that celebrates victories of the law over corporate power.

The 79-year-old Nader says the American Museum of Tort Law, which is set to be built in a former bank building in downtown Winsted, will hold appeal for an audience far beyond law school Login to read more

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