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Tag: Personal Responsibility

Texas Two-Step: Starbucks Sued, Shyster Screwed

Despite all the tort reform progress that has been made in the Lone Star state during the past decade, parasitic personal injury lawyers and their personal responsibility-shirking clients persist in their conniving and scheming efforts to get rich at someone else’s expense

Judicial Hellholes

Tobacco Trial Lawyers Look for Next Payday, Set Eyes on Food Industry

With the record Tobacco Settlement in the books, opportunistic plaintiffs’ attorneys are now looking for their next big payday and it seems they have their target set on food manufacturers. More than a dozen lawyers who took on the tobacco companies have filed 25 cases aginst industry players like ConAgra Foods, PepsiCo, Heinz, General Mills and Chobani.

Judicial Hellholes

The Trial Bar Burns on With a Blitz Attack

As reported this week by the Wall Street Journal, Blitz USA- the nation’s No. 1 consumer gasoline-can producer, based in Miami, Oklahoma, has filed for bankruptcy due to an abusive attack of frivolous lawsuits led by the trial bar.

Judicial Hellholes

Dog Bites Man

A recent study performed by the insurance industry says dog bite claims in 2011 cost the industry $478.9 million, a 12 percent increase from 2010. Specifically, State Farm California had 527 dog bite claims and paid more than $20.3 million as a result. This is a 31% increase in claims over 2010

Judicial Hellholes

Rendell Decries ‘Wimps’ While Embracing Lawsuits

If you were too busy shoveling out from the Mid-Atlantic’s big post-Christmas blizzard, you may have missed Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell’s outburst, calling the NFL “wimps” when the decision was made to postpone a Philadelphia Eagles game due to the storm. “We’re becoming a nation of wussies,” Rendell blustered. But had the NFL and Eagles decided to go ahead with the game, where would the governor have stood on the lawsuits that almost certainly would have resulted?

Judicial Hellholes

Court Dismisses Lawsuit by Gunslinger Against Bar Owner

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a man who got into a shootout at a bar, then sued the bar owner for his medical expenses, mental anxiety, inconvience, and pain and suffering. Although his federal case is dismissed, he could refile in a Pennsylvania state court. It wouldn’t be the first time that a bar patron succeeded in such a lawsuit in Pennsylvania state courts.

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2019 Judicial Hellhole Report

Every year we shine a light on the worst of the worst. Since its inception in 2002, the American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes® program has documented in annually published reports various abuses within the civil justice system, focusing primarily on jurisdictions where courts have been radically out of balance.

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