At 09:44 -0500 2/20/01, GBurch1@aol.com wrote:
>Yes - "frivolous lawsuits" are by definition wasteful. A legal system that
>functions well has mechanisms for shutting such suits down in their early
>stages, before they cause unnecessary costs to defendants who shouldn't have
>to go through the full litigation process. In fact, such mechanisms still
>work quite well in the vast majority of suits.
Thanks, Greg. That was educational, as always. The only thing I
would point out is that "before they cause unnecessary costs" is
about one US penny, as far as I'm concerned.
I don't see why non-initiation of force shouldn't apply to legal
force as well as physical force.
Once again, Jeff Davis is within his legal rights to initiate a
lawsuit that will certainly be thrown out in the early stages of the
trial (ie a frivolous lawsuit). By my reasoning, however, doing so
-- "If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm." -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21
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