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Jun 25 2012

Greedy Lawyers Gone Wild

The great thing about being a lawyer is that other lawyers write the rules we all live under. Unsurprisingly, the primary purpose of the rules is to enrich lawyers. That’s why we get insanity like this:

A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.

Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs stemming from the incident at a Manchester Little League game two years ago. She’s also seeking an undefined amount for pain and suffering.

Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near a fenced-in bullpen when she was hit with the ball.

Catcher Matthew Migliaccio was 11-years-old at the time and was warming up a pitcher.

…and this:

A jury has awarded a Georgia woman $3 million over her husband’s heart attack, finding that his doctor should have warned the Atlanta cop against strenuous activity like the three-way sex he was having at the time he died, WXIA-TV reports.

William Martinez, a 31-year-old Atlanta police officer, collapsed and died while he and a male friend were having sex with a woman who was not his wife at an Atlanta airport motel in 2009.

Lawyers collect a large portion of all proceeds. To defend yourself from these increasingly absurd lawsuits also requires turning over massive amounts of money to lawyers — often enough to lead to personal bankruptcy, which you can file for after paying more lawyers.

A substantial chunk of the loot is kicked back to the Democrat Party in return for making sure the rules aren’t changed.

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On tips from AC and Shawn.

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  • StanInTexas

    In this country, you can be sued by anyone for anything. And in spite of being totally innocent of the charges, you can be jailed or forced to pay. Of course, you can appeal, and appeal, and appeal.

    And at the end of the day, win or lose, your lawyer gets paid.

    Is it any wonder that we feel the way we do about lawyers?

  • justme

    These are precisely the reasons to not have any property or financial ownership records in your name.

    Being “Judgement” proof is the name of the game. When the rules are so skewed why leave yourself open to the criminal enterprise known as “litigation”?

    In Brooklyn, every part of the judicial office is stacked against you. The judges are all part of the Brooklyn Democratic Machine that makes Tammany Hall and Boss Tweed look like boy scouts. They divvy up entire estates between themselves and their law school buddies. Dying intestate in Brooklyn is akin to throwing you cash out the window at an Obama rally.

    Brooklyn is ruled by criminals who use every crooked legal interpretation to seize your property. They steal property, life savings, bank accounts and destroy lives of innocent men daily. They even steal City Property and make themselves untouchable by routing the ownership through dozens of front companies, with no one in Law Enforcement or the Judiciary not involved, their is ZERO chance of ever being punished.

    I remember what my cousin went throw with the Long Island courts during his divorce. Judges forced him to pay for a “court ordered” legal representative for his children and counselors, all of whom had business relationships with the judges. Tens of thousands in court ordered financial burdens, with the judge’s buddies profiting handsomely.

    They’ll only leave you alone if you have nothing.

  • Drury

    Drury’s quick fix for tort reform?

    5%

    Yep, it’s that simple. Cap all damage awards to plaintiff’s attorneys at 5%, instead of the lavish 33%-50% they skim off now.

    You would hear wailing and moaning and gnashing of teeth. You would hear threats of quitting the profession (good, there are WAY too many lawyers anyway). Combine this with some form of “loser pays” system and you would see a DRASTIC reduction in frivolous suits almost overnight.

  • StanInTexas

    Drury, you would hear none of that at all. The reason being is that the bulk of the legislators that would be needed to pass such a bill are LAWYERS and the bill would never see the light of day.

    The only sound the American people will every hear in the area of tort reform is derisive laughter!

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    As the slip and fall troll who showed up here a while boasted:
    Everyone loves to hate the lawyer, until they find their own pot-o-gold to plunder.

    Drury
    Looser pays is another way
    But not the watered down Texas version
    http://pointoflaw.com/columns/2007/07/my-turn-litigat.php

  • Jeff

    I think lawyers have a very important role in society and we do need them: as live fire target practice.

    Tort Reform is not going to happen.

  • http://Huh? 70Stage1

    Drury, Stan & Ghost………you are all right in your own argument.

    Legislators/plaintiff attorneys make/pass the rules/laws that ultimately benefit their profession the most……..the American Association for Justice (ahem, cough cough), which was formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

    “The largest special interest group in america are the trial lawyers. Trial Lawyers gave 236 million dollars in campaign contributions in 2008. 80% of that money went to members of the Democratic Party”…….which in turn put the current Marxist POTUS in charge.

    Everytime I hear one of their ambulance chasing “victim” commercials, my pulse goes up and I start to hyperventilate.

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