Wonder why TORT reform is an issue?

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  1. DamnYankee
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    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What’s the Most Frivolous Lawsuit of All?

    A California restaurant has been sued because one of its bathroom mirrors was two inches too high.

    After the original mirror was vandalized, restaurant owner Ron Piazza replaced it with a new mirror that was set two inches higher than the old one, allegedly in non-compliance with California’s disabilities laws. Before Piazza became aware of and corrected the mistake, three plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit claim to have visited the restaurant a total of 27 times over a three-month period and allege that they suffered damages on each visit.

    “It would have been very easy for them to let us know that the mirror was a couple of inches too high, and we could have taken care of that right away,” Piazza said. “Had I not lowered the mirror, they probably would have continued to come and log more visits … It’s very clear to me that they were instructed by someone who really knew the law on how many times to visit, what to look for.”

    Thanks to a new national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform called “Faces of Lawsuit Abuse,” Piazza’s story is being told to highlight abusive lawsuits and the impact on small businesses, many of which are family -- or locally --owned.

    “Abuse lawsuits are not victimless,” said ILR President Lisa Rickard. “Many people think big-dollar lawsuits are only filed against ‘deep pocket’ corporations. Yet, in this current economic climate, many locally-owned businesses like Ron Piazza’s are just one lawsuit away from closing their doors.”

    To learn more about Faces of Lawsuit Abuse and to view a short video of Piazza’s story, visit Faces of Lawsuit Abuse.org.

    —Source: Faces of Lawsuit Abuse.org

    [Posted April 16, 2009]
     
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    Stupid laws are bad.

    We ought to fix them.

    duh!
     
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    Tell it to the Democrats they pass most of them in order to enrich the trial lawyers who give 8 dollars in ten to Democrat office holders campaign funds.
     
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    noooooooooooo we shouldn't have any ability to sue... that way corporatists can operate unchecked ...

    bad laws should be changed. rational people understand that.

    you however simply miss no opportunity to flail about without an ounce of actual understanding.
     
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    Jillian we are not talking about the aqbility to sue though their clearly should be some limits. What person in their right minds thinks the court system ought to be clogged with suits such as the one beginning the thread over the heighth of bathroom mirrors?
     
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    there are already meachanisms in place for abuse of the system. cases that are meritless can be dismissed and the parties brining them sanctioned.

    how would you suggest you weed out frivolous cases in ADVANCE of their filing? you know, BEFORE a judge hears it?
     
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    Hey we've got some dirty bathwater so let's just throw it, and the baby in it , out with the bath, shall we?

    Tort reform?

    Why not just reform the laws that are stupid?
     
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    Welcome to the lawsuit-happy society we live in, where every pathetic excuse for humanity comes with his/her own ambulance-chasing lawyer.
     
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    lol... again... who decides when a case is "frivolous" if it doesn' go to a judge?

    and do you realize that this "information" is being disseminated to you by the "Institute for Legal Reform"? the ILR has as its president former lobbyist for Dow Chemical company? Didn't think so... but they call themselves the institute for legal reform, so they MUST be on your side... :cuckoo:

    About the President

    yeah,,, was real frivolous suing Dow b/c of poisoning our water wih dioxin....

    you really need to know where your purported "ionformation" comes from.
     
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    Hi this is Jeffer.
    Actually i am newly join this is fourm and this site also. Now i am say to all of this member to Hello.

    Thankyou
     

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