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Never a shortage of ridiculous lawsuits in U.S. courts

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: January 15, 2013
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This is similar to a New Jersey case in which a woman who sent a text message to a man was sued because he read the text while driving and caused a serious wreck. A judge tossed that case, thank goodness.

But sometimes even dismissals can pay off for trial lawyers. After a California judge found a class-action claim against Volkswagen meritless, plaintiffs' attorneys tweaked the complaint. Weary of the court battle, VW finally settled. The attorneys received about $500,000 in fees, the plaintiffs received zilch. What a system.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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