Our litigious society

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    This likely is a meritless suit, Radioman. Some of the greatest minds in American Law have sought to end the scourge of meritless suits; if you have any bright ideas, let's hear them.
     
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    And they'll probably settle out of court. I met a man once who'd been in a car accident. He was a passenger and he was drunk, the driver was drunk. His uncle was a lawyer. They sued the drunk driver's insurance company, then they sued the drunk driver's dad's insurance company as it was the dad's car and now they were suing the parents of the kid that held the party. He looked at me shocked when I said, "Don't come near my house".

    He said "Why, I'm gonna be rich!"

    I said, "yeah, but you might trip on my front porch and sue me." I don't want you anywhere near me. People like that should be made pariahs of society.

    Oh, and my bright idea....quit settling out of court. By law, if you lose the case you have to pay ALL the court costs. If the big insurance companies stop settling out of court and start taking it all the way, these people will lose and the stupid lawsuits will stop.
     
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    That is a feel-good solution, Againshelia. But not only do out-of-court settlements serve legitimate needs (and are perfectly legal), the courts cannot possibly hear every case.

    Maybe we should increase the jurisdiction of small claims courts to $25,000 so people can sue for these petty claims without a lawyer.
     
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    I can show you the source of the problem.
    Grab a phone book and open to lawyer.
    See anything common amongst this group of peers ?
     
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    There are greedy doctors, too. Shall we call a halt to the practice of medicine?
     
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    It wouldn't take many cases that go through the court process where the claimants lose before the lawyers stop bringing up the stupid cases in the first place. As long as they settle out of court, it encourages frivolous lawsuits.

    Heck my mother was sued one for a car accident that was clearly the other guys fault. The insurance company settled out of court, my mom didn't want that. Then, they had the gall to raise her insurance rates, when she questioned them, they said they had to pay out for the accident. She said it was the other guys fault and they decided to settle out of court rather than fight and if they didn't put her rates back down to what they were SHE was going to sue them. They did.
     
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    Ya, that happened to me as well. The interests of your insurance company are not yours...if it costs them $5,000 to litigate but only $3,000 to settle, they will settle...and pass the costs on to you.
     
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    Pointing and laughing her out of court would be a good start. If more judges did that, I have a feeling that fewer dumbass suits like this would be brought.
     
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    Keep this up, radioman, and I will sue ya.
     

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