Today's argument for tort reform
Today's argument for tort reform comes from St Louis.
The mother of a boy who was shocked and fell 35 feet after climbing an Illinois electric tower on a $5 bet is suing the utility for allegedly failing to properly warn of the tower's dangers and keeping children from it.We have a system where a group of jurors can punish a company and reward a woman for her kids stupidity and if she loses the case she loses nothing since there is no real penalty for filing frivolous lawsuits (a legal form of attempted robbery). Most of these BS lawsuits are settled out of court as companies give in to the extortion rather than risk getting a jury that decides to be nice with other people's money. I think the only way to reduce the number of these type of lawsuits is to hold the attorney liable for counter suit by the defendant.