Point of View
UNITED STATES—I’m sorry, but it’s almost like I hear about a frivolous lawsuit everyday. I have to stop myself in my tracks and ask, “Really?” Why is our legal system held up with such stupidity? I feel like people file lawsuits whenever the opportunity arises, as it’s a quick way to earn a buck. Not only is it a waste of time, it's downright annoying, in my opinion.
I mean, are some people just sitting around waiting for ideas to pop into their mind about how they can sue someone? The countless commercials that are seen on television during the day by lawyers clamoring for people to inquire about their services to seek legal redemption are never ending. It’s like law firms spend so much money on television advertising, you wonder how they stay in business.
Just watch the pendulum of court shows on television and it will make you crazy. My biggest frustration with people suing one another, is more than 60 percent of the cases are thrown out to begin with because of a slew of factors. It ranges from a lack of evidence, inconsistency in their testimony, getting caught in a lie, witnesses getting caught in a lie or it’s just an absurd lawsuit to begin with.
I mean, some people might be shocked to discover this, but there is an actual constitutional amendment (the seventh) that states a person can sue another person as long as the monetary value equates to more than $20. Now think about that for a second, is it really worth wasting the court’s time, a jury’s time and the legal system’s time for an amount that small. No. Its not, which explains why most people rarely sue for minute amounts; instead they aim for the massive bucks, and most of the time, it’s not warranted in most cases.
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