Didja know that someone can sue you for most anything? They might not like the way you look, the way you talk, or the way you walk. It doesn't matter, you can be sued. Now that doesn't mean you could be successfully sued, but still you would have to defend yourself. You'd have to hire a lawyer. If your time is valuable you might have to waste some of it talking to the lawyer, giving a deposition, or even going to court. Even if you win, it's gonna cost YOU!
I read an article that got my dander up just a bit, "Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of 2011 Announced".
You can click on the link and read the whole thing but here are the highlights:
Convict sues couple he kidnapped for not helping him evade police.
Man suing for age discrimination says judge in his case is too old.
Young adults sue mother for sending cards without gifts and playing favorites.
Obese man sues burger joint over tight squeeze in booths.
Woman sues over movie trailer; says not enough driving in ‘Drive’.
Mom files suit against exclusive preschool over child’s college prospects.
Man sues bar for not disarming him before he started drinking (and fighting).
Passenger’s lawsuit says cruise ship was too fast.
Woman disagrees with store over 80¢ refund, sues for $5m.
Mother sues Chuck E. Cheese – says games encourage gambling in children.
Now there is an EASY fix for all this nonsense. There should be a nationwide conversion to a LOSER PAYS legal system. If you bring a nonsensical suit against your neighbor and you lose, YOU PAY! You pay for your neighbor's attorney, their legal fees, court costs, time lost, whatever!
Why does this not happen? Lawyers of course! This would mean fewer lawsuits, probably fewer lawyers and less pay for lawyers. Since most of the politicians are lawyers, well, hell......you get the idea.
If I were king, things would be a lot different.