Originally Posted by JeanneP
I know that both often profit from these kinds of lawsuits, but too often it's a lawyer who contacts the plaintiff with promises of lots of money and no cost to them.
Litigation in the US is an expensive proposition, and those who file spurious or frivolous lawsuits go unpunished. In France, for example, the plaintiff can be forced to pay the legal fees of both sides if they lose their case. That might give lawyers pause here.
Jeanne, I absolutly concur. Most lawsuits are, in fact, frivolous. Though there are disparagements in construction in SOME cases, most are not, and if you choose to go to sea, which can be dangerous, you should be responsible enough to make a sound decision on the type of vessel you want to trust your life to. AND, that is, IN FACT, your sole responsibility....
If anyone in this case is responsible, it is the University, NOT the Builder. This is one of the things that I am tiring of in the US. No one seems to accept the responisbility for anything...it is always someone else's fault....our current chief executive is not helping things....but that is the liberal mantra....reality seems to be lost....