Post Number: 356
|Posted on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 11:03 am: |
Here is an interesting website which I discovered while researching another project, which I thought might be of interest to all you lawyer lovers out there (with apologies in advance to Alan Jackson, JD).
Overlawyered.com explores an American legal system that too often turns litigation into a weapon against guilty and innocent alike, erodes individual responsibility, rewards sharp practice, enriches its participants at the public's expense, and resists even modest efforts at reform and accountability.
Overlawyered provides pointers to legal-system horror stories: the accused rapist who pockets disability checks for his 'sexual compulsion'; the drunk who climbs a voltage tower and sues the utility company when he gets injured; the guy who murders his mom and sues his shrinks for not stopping him. The site is run by Walter Olson, who likes nothing better than reporting on legal overkill, and he's compiled serious research tools for anyone interested in trends and abuses within the civil litigation system." Thank you, Your Honor!
There are some unbelievable stories, interesting torts, and examples beyond the wildest imagination contained within this site, and it is worth taking a look at and bookmarking.