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2022-05-18 6:16:45 PM  
Your blog sucks.
 
2022-05-18 7:39:32 PM  
There is a concept called vexatious litigator which seems to the support the idea of frivolus lawsuits.  When the court says you have to have special permission to file further lawsuits due to your behavior, it means you engaged in some frivolus lawsuits.  Here is the California page on the subject and there is a link on the page to the list of litigants:  https://www.courts.ca.gov/12272.htm
 
2022-05-18 7:54:34 PM  
It's a system.  It is designed to be gamed for better or worse.

40% skim, suckers.

There's an old Mexican curse: may your life be filled with lawyers.
 
2022-05-18 7:58:03 PM  
1: it's already been covered but your blog sucks
2: frivolous lawsuits exist, you are just mad because everyone claims the lawsuit against them is frivolous when it's not... but you are a farking lawyer, you should know that defense has to claim the lawsuits are unfounded and frivolous, otherwise the defense lawyer sucks at their job. Not many good defenses begin with "well these claims are legitimate but..."
 
2022-05-18 8:00:09 PM  

Daedalus27: There is a concept called vexatious litigator which seems to the support the idea of frivolus lawsuits.  When the court says you have to have special permission to file further lawsuits due to your behavior, it means you engaged in some frivolus lawsuits.  Here is the California page on the subject and there is a link on the page to the list of litigants:  https://www.courts.ca.gov/12272.htm


Yes, when the courts create a term and then make legislation to punish you, that usually means that it's a real thing...
 
2022-05-18 8:11:29 PM  
"This lawsuit is frivolous and without merit" has become such a cliched response I just roll my eyes at every PR idiot who trots it out.
 
2022-05-18 8:31:19 PM  

keldaria: 1: it's already been covered but your blog sucks
2: frivolous lawsuits exist, you are just mad because everyone claims the lawsuit against them is frivolous when it's not... but you are a farking lawyer, you should know that defense has to claim the lawsuits are unfounded and frivolous, otherwise the defense lawyer sucks at their job. Not many good defenses begin with "well these claims are legitimate but..."


Going through the examples - my sense is that they aren't talking about lawsuits filed by SovCits or other flavors of asshole neighbors, but are more going after the premise that powerful business interests need shields from liability to protect themselves from an epidemic of "frivolous" lawsuits - which also seems to be the focus of legislative efforts much more than trying to rein in random douchebags who sue their neighbors over stupid shiat.
 
2022-05-18 9:08:06 PM  
The best example of frivolous lawsuits are the countersuits originated when a company or person is under attack -- and they counter-sue.

It's not just restricted to John Depp-Amber Heard crap -- it happens all the time in in obscure corner of patent litigation.
 
2022-05-18 9:45:38 PM  
There are some frivolous law suits. How many of them can be debated. Most if not all of the ones filed by TFG in the last election qualify as frivolous.
 
2022-05-18 10:07:51 PM  
Frivolous lawsuits don't actually exist.  Huh, there's a fun fact.  I'll add that to my list of fun facts right before "politician's never tell a lie or make misleading statements" and after "all businesses have their customers best interests at heart".

/s
 
2022-05-18 10:46:04 PM  
Anyone who says there are no frivolous lawsuits has never heard of, or been sued by, Johnathan Lee Riches

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Lee_Riches
 
2022-05-19 4:26:34 AM  
Along with the other excellent examples in the thread I have to add SLAPP suits. But don't take it from me. Take it from their victims.

SLAPP Suits: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Youtube UN8bJb8biZU
 
2022-05-19 4:27:19 AM  
When Jim Sterling Was Sued For $10 Million By Digital Homicide (The Jimquisition)
Youtube qS-LXvhy1Do
 
2022-05-19 4:43:34 AM  

ArkAngel: Anyone who says there are no frivolous lawsuits has never heard of, or been sued by, Johnathan Lee Riches

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Lee_Riches


He's going to sue you for posting that.
 
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