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Sunday, May 18, 2008

One Lawsuit Can Ruin Your Entire Day

I recently came across a website that may interest you. Yes, yes, there are a zillion interesting websites (and even a few good blogs...) out there, but if you think that sometimes our legal system seems out of control, you'll like

Here is how it describes itself:
" explores an American legal system that too often turns litigation into a weapon against guilty and innocent alike, erodes individual responsibility, rewards sharp practice, enriches its participants at the public’s expense, and resists even modest efforts at reform and accountability."

Here are just a few pieces from recent postings:

“Hard lemonade, hard price”

» by Ted Frank April 30th, 2008 at 9:36 am » Comments (7)

47-year-old archaeology professor Chris Ratte is perhaps not the most careful of parents; he says he didn’t realize when he bought a $7 “Mike’s Hard Lemonade” at a Tigers game, it was an alcoholic beverage (all of 10 proof)......

CP NOTE: (Maybe this guy should read the labels more carefully when he unearths ancient breweries or distilleries)

Or try this one:

Law professor sues his students

Richard Peltz, a specialist in media and First Amendment law at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, says he feels like a pariah after two students active in the school’s Black Law Students Association made “false accusations of racism” about him. Civil libertarian Harvey Silverglate, often quoted on the subject of campus free speech, contends that even if Peltz is correctly characterizing the students’ talk about him, a lawsuit is the wrong way to proceed. (Above the Law, Apr. 29; Michelle Hillen, “Experts watch as professor sues students”, Arkansas Online, Apr. 27). More: Bainbridge, Althouse, Caron (rounding up links).

CP NOTE: The comments following this one are pretty interesting.

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