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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Class Action suits run amok

Class Action suits are some of the biggest jokes in this country. Lawyers make thousands if not millions quibbling over some small print, the people they are supposedly suing for get a pittance if they get anything at all. I leased a car a few years back. A CA suit was filed against Nissan and I get a check. For .77 cents!

What I'm saying is that for my .77 cents the price of automobiles I may be interested in purchasing or leasing are now going to be more expensive. And what for? Do these suits benefit anyone other than the lawyers?

There is an article in today's Orlando Sentinel where a CA suit has been filed against the producers of Trauma- Life in the ER. The two defendants were treated in an Orlando area ER in 2002 when this show was being filmed.

Now they are suing and being represented by an attorney named Brandon Peters. The article says -

"Americans pay for the greatest health-care service in the world, and they pay a premium," said Brandon Peters, an Orlando attorney who represents Dosch and Marrero. "As such, patients deserve to be treated as dignitaries and not laboratory rats."

Peters said the lawsuit doesn't question the right to broadcast the material, but the filming and production process.

"We have concerns about the methods employed by the New York Times [television company] to obtain consent from these people," Peters said.

So let me get this straight. You are not questioning the right to broadcast but the way they filmed it and the production process. So why are suing? If you are not objecting to bein on the air, what difference does it make how the people filmed or got the consent from your clients?

Just more legal nitpicking and greedy lawyers I say.

The whole Orlando Sentinel article can be found at-,0,2905627.story?coll=orl-home-headlines

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