Monday, January 31, 2005

Mythbusters - Lawsuit Edition

Jonathan Turley has an insteresting column in today's USA Today where he points out that a lot of the "frivolous lawsuit" stories are more urban legend than fact. To be honest, I've never heard any of these specifically cited as examples of lawsuit abuse, but that doesn't mean they haven't been (the one that was made up by an insurance company is pretty sleazy). The moral to this story, more than anything specifically to do with tort reform, is that people who spout off on how dumb a particular lawsuit or verdict is usually don't know the whole story. Be wary of activists brandishing anecdotes.

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