Frivolous Lawsuits

The Republicans called for ending frivolous lawsuits. Their remedy was to put caps on all lawsuits, frivolous and substantial. Now, no matter how many billions of dollars of damage a corporation does, no matter how much malpractice, no matter how much malice, in states with caps, they have to pay at most about a million dollars. This does not leave sufficient money to pay the lawyer, even if the plaintiff wins. This is actually unconstitutional since juries are charged with the task of determining the facts, including the damage, in a civil lawsuit. Karl Rove managed to pack state supreme courts with corrupt judges to rule caps were constitutional.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70) Hot Coffee