Why Lawsuits Are BAD

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Police in England spotted two motorcycle thieves. It was in broad daylight with plenty of personnel and they already had a statement from the bikes' owner, who had seen them briefly and thought she could identify them. Slam dunk, right? Wrong. The police did not chase the thieves because the thieves had no helmets on and the police were worried about being sued if they gave chase and either thief suffered serious injury.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/27/nchase27.xml

This is what you get when frivilous lawsuits occur and judges refuse to set aside idiotic verdicts made by juries who rely on insurance companies to pay all the damages. People are afraid to do anything anymore because of lawsuits. When people sue, very rarely does anybody win except the lawyers.
 

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Police in England spotted two motorcycle thieves. It was in broad daylight with plenty of personnel and they already had a statement from the bikes' owner, who had seen them briefly and thought she could identify them. Slam dunk, right? Wrong. The police did not chase the thieves because the thieves had no helmets on and the police were worried about being sued if they gave chase and either thief suffered serious injury.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/27/nchase27.xml

This is what you get when frivilous lawsuits occur and judges refuse to set aside idiotic verdicts made by juries who rely on insurance companies to pay all the damages. People are afraid to do anything anymore because of lawsuits. When people sue, very rarely does anybody win except the lawyers.
True.

But this is a case of people in a democracy getting what they deserve. Put a group of average people in a room, and they will buy this crap, almost every time. Because they're only looking at the case in front of them, and they feel sorry for the person. They don't consider the broader effects. It's up to politicians to rein this in, but guess what? THEY'RE ALL LAWYERS! So they won't do anything to turn off the cash spigot, either.

It kind of makes you want to say, hey, why shouldn't I just join the criminals? They get rich as lawyers, powerful as politicians, and nobody can stop them!
 

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