This country needs to take action before these goons turn America into a third world country.
As the article noted, these new Robber Barons walk away with 1/3 or more of the “rewards” given in court. If we have usury laws, how about laws regulating the fees that lawyers can charge in such cases? Put a cap of, say, $100 an hour on fees from contingency cases. That would provide little incentive for focusing solely on industry-bankrupting jack pot cases, as opposed to trying the more mundane cases that now days go untried.
A few years ago I was in a traffic accident, and the other driver admitted fault. The insurance company took care of everything with no hassles. I was perfectly happy — much to the disappointment of lawyers who obtained the police report and called me every night for a month trying to stir up a lawsuit against the other driver. If there are so many lawyers out there that they have to resort to such practices, then why on earth should the public fund law schools to make even more of them? How about scholarships for bright kids who promise not to pursue a degree in law?p>The multi-billion dollar “cost of doing business” that white collar thugs inflict on this country is not inflicted in other countries, which has a lot to do with why companies are moving overseas. These parasites must be destroyed, and the sooner the better. br> — D. Lewis br> Nashville, Tennessee /p>
Families suffer daily from medical errors there is not accountability for hospitals. Hospitals literally can kill you and get away with it. What agency is looking at hospitalized and forcing them to comply with the law? The answer is nobody. They are licensed to do whatever to whomever whenever they want. Patient Safety is a huge issue in this country and maybe you should start writing on that topic.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?