Blame the Lawyers, should we?
This is a discussion on Blame the Lawyers, should we? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Hopyard
Sounds great until you are the injured party hiring a plaintiff's lawyer and you quickly figure out
that should you lose ...
October 29th, 2012 09:33 AM
Good point. We've all seen legitimate cases go to court and lose because of some obscure, or not so obscure, reason.
Originally Posted by Hopyard
I don't know what the answer is because it should be "use your common sense" but that is subjective so it won't work.
Maybe there should be some sort of arbitration panel that lawsuits should have to pass before they are allowed to to forward. A first line of defense so to speak. That way suits by people that make a living suing other people would be stopped before they clog the system.
One time "60 Minutes" (I think it was that show) did a report on a woman that constantly sued everyone she could. She acted as her own attorney so all it cost her was time. She sued one of her neighbors because their kids played basketball in their driveway and the bouncing ball gave her "severe headaches". She sued stores constantly because many of them would just pay her off rather then pay the cost of the court and defense. At any one time she would have as many as 20 cases in the works. Her whole neighborhood was terrified of her because of the lawsuits. She made a fortune causing legal misery for innocent people. Whenever I think of frivolous lawsuits, I think of her. I know she's an extreme case but I bet she's not the only one who does this.
October 29th, 2012 09:44 AM
Simple. We the blamer is an individual, we the voter is a collective body of individuals. If blame was a collective effort your argument might hold water.
Originally Posted by mlr1m
October 29th, 2012 09:48 AM
"Her whole neighborhood was terrified of her because of the lawsuits."
And the neighborhood should have filed a class action suit against her for causing them "severe headaches."
A drunk driver hits someone and causes injury, he should be fair game. You walk into a store during a downpour, and slip, you should be on your own for having the common sense to realize wet feet and floors don't play well.
But common sense seems to be non-existant these days.
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October 29th, 2012 10:41 AM
No money No justice !!! That the way it is sorry,.. Eddie.
October 29th, 2012 11:58 AM
Lawyers and polititions make the laws up yes blame them.
October 29th, 2012 02:01 PM
I'm all for blaming the people who write the laws. The question was why do we insist on blaming the people who use the laws, while giving those who wrote them a pass. Even re-electing them.
Originally Posted by Miamieddie
October 29th, 2012 02:40 PM
Again, see Post #32. I blame who I feel like blaming for behavior that offends, which might not offend somebody else. I can't control how others vote, regardless of who I blame for what. Your statement above is a non-sequitur.
Originally Posted by mlr1m
October 29th, 2012 03:23 PM
I blame the lawyers when they fight over the letter of the law, and this results in distortions of the intent (or sustainability) of a law. Or, in other words,
‘All it takes for evil to succeed is for good people to say, "It’s a business."’
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