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    Statement: To persuade my audience that frivolous lawsuits are out of control in America Introduction: A. Attention Getter 1. We've all heard the story about the woman who spilled scalding hot coffee on herself and then successfully sued McDonald's. But we've also heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a robbery. Most of us laugh off these stories as urban legends made to show the ridiculousness of frivolous lawsuits, but you might be surprised, however by

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    While I applaud the Bush administration for taking viable steps towards stopping the practice of frivolous lawsuits, I do not feel that it is in my position to place a price tag on a human life. While tragic cases such as these place insurance companies, doctors, legislators and families in an ethical and legal dilemma, it is the lawyers who pursue a common

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    Justice, Tranquility and The Greed for Money Lynn Hubbard is handicapped. She happens to also have her own law firm. In the past year, she sued more than 600 nearly irreproachable institutions for over two million dollars. Hubbard and her entourage of scheming lawyers have not done anything illegal. Some may argue that she has simply exercised her right to the legal system. In any case, Hubbard is part of the growing American society that has discovered large money in mass litigation. This rise

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    injured people to file lawsuits • To make it more difficult for injured people to obtain a jury trial • To place limits on the amount of money injured people received in a lawsuit. Frivolous lawsuits are lawsuits that cannot be supported under existing legal precedent. In political debate the term frivolous is used to describe torts as a small connection between the defendant and the plaintiff where the damages sought after are too high. The U.S. sees about 15 million lawsuits each year that

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    backlogged due to an excess in frivolous lawsuits, many of which are tort lawsuits. A frivolous lawsuit is a case where no real damage was done to the plaintiff, but is filed anyway. Since these lawsuits are frivolous the only people really benefitting from them are the attorneys. The attorney usually gets a part of whatever compensation/ damages/ settlement paid by the company being sued. Because of this lawyers will actively seek out case to pull together into a lawsuit that will generate a large sum

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    As stated in the title, business owners should be able to hire/fire anyone without interference from the government. Far too often do we hear of frivolous lawsuits in which the plaintiff is simply seeking a “pay day” from a business. In fact, 55 % of these cases are usually ruled in favor of the plaintiff (Common Good 2012). This can cost the defendants (businesses) $1.1 million on average (Glater 2008). If the current government regulated practices were allowed to continue, businesses won’t be able

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    to prisoner’s rights through lawsuits certainly is taken advantage of, it remains necessary as a viable option for the rare occasions for which it is intended. Moreover, in severe cases of gross negligence or deliberate indifference a lawsuit may be the only resort an inmate has at their disposal to garner the attention of high-level administration to make them aware of such violations. Conversely, the system is negatively affected in the wake of every frivolous lawsuit, resulting in legitimate claims

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    We Must Put an End to Frivolous Inmate Lawsuits Our forefathers were bright enough to establish a system of government with a series of checks and balances to maintain a balanced government. For the past decade a series of checks and balances has begun to fail our government. In our failing system of government inmates have taken advantage of the court system and have flooded it with an inconceivable number of frivolous lawsuits. Laurel Walters, a writer for the Christian Science Monitor, investigated

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    Case Note Assignment MICCOSUKEE TRIBE OF INDIANS OF SOUTH FLORIDA, etc., vs. CARLOS BERMUDEZ, et al., Professor Stephen Davis, Esquire Legal Environment in Business (BUL-6810) Florida International University Jonathan R.Vazquez MBA Candidate Florida International University October 6th, 2014 Order Date: July 2, 2014. Case Description: Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of South Florida, etc., vs. Carlos Bermudez, et al., Case Citation: Jacobson v. Sklaire, 92 So. 3d 228 (Fla

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    I recall hearing about a case years ago when a lady sued McDonald’s over a spilled cup of coffee. I remember thinking to myself how lucky this lady must have been to win so much money over something that seemed frivolous to me. I felt as though she had won the lottery for something she not only could have prevented by using reasonable care, but also for something that happens often without a striking settlement of 2.9 million dollars. Without looking into the details then, I recently found out how

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