Economic Ramblings — crime

Frivolous Litigation

Posted by Adam Smith on

Right now any person can sue any other random person or corporation in any jurisdiction, proper or not, for any reason, valid or not, with or without any evidence whatsoever. Meritless lawsuits will fail miserably in court but still cost tens of thousands of dollars to defend against. Look at the Maddox vs Dick Masterson lawsuit; complete and utter nonsense intended purely to harass and intimidate the defendants and services they use. It has no chance in court. The plaintiffs will probably be sanctioned, possibly their lawyer too. Legally they will be required to pay for the defense costs. In...

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