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If you live in the United States of America for any number of years you may recall how many times you have heard someone say sue him or her for everything that they own or got. Or
you may have heard the saying that I'm going to sue your pants off and I will own everything you have. Lawsuits in America are almost like an America pastime because of the way
they are being used to attain money.
With all of these lawsuits being flied some valid and others lawsuits are frivolous being filed, people are suing for anything, such as tripping and falling on the sidewalk or for someone starring at them too long, or because someone said something to them that they did not like, all of these filing has made our society jaded to the word lawsuit.
Lawsuit have become so common, that when people hear someone talking about suing someone, most people will smirk and say here we go again someone trying to sue someone, trying to get an easy payday, getting money for nothing.
Lawsuits are plaintiffs suing the defendants for damages caused to them, because of the defendants possible neglect. The plaintiff the party bring the lawsuit is saying that they suffered a loss, because the defendant did something or was the responsible party for the action that cause them a loss.
Purpose of Lawsuits:
Costs of lawsuits:
These frivolous lawsuits causes the courts to waste a lot of time, energy and money, that could be used handling valid lawsuits or defending something that really needs the courts attention, time and energy. With so many frivolous lawsuits being file they create a backlog and the cases get pushed back for many months and a majority of these cases could have been settle and the backlog could be alleviated some.
To try to settle some of these cases and to unclogged backlogged cases judges will at times try to get the parties involved in a lawsuits to settle their lawsuits out of court to save the tax payer tons of money in court costs. This goes both for civil or criminal courts proceedings as well.
To get our society to respect the legal process about filing lawsuits there needs to be more education about what is considered a worthy or valid and what the courts considers frivolous lawsuits. Educating the public about lawsuits, could save the tax payers a lot money that our system needs in other places. Educating the public about lawsuits is not discouraging individuals rights to file a lawsuits when a injustices has been committed, but it gives the public a better understanding of the legal and court process.