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The Myth of the Frivolous Lawsuit

INTRODUCTION: One of the catch phrases of tort reformers is “frivolous lawsuits” – a lawsuit that has no legal basis, or is so petty that the suit isn’t justified. Often, tort reformers cite high...

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What Is Tort Reform – And Why Is It Bad For The Public?

There’s an interesting dichotomy regarding the public’s perception of lawsuits in America. On one hand, we love the little guys, Erin Brockovich, and the myriad crusaders for justice in John Grisham’s...

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The Truth About the McDonalds Coffee Case

Perhaps the most well-known "frivolous lawsuit" is the story of Stella Liebeck – the woman who was burned by hot coffee from McDonalds. Here are the facts about the McDonald's lawsuit; decide for...

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More About McDonalds

It turns out that the most popular way people find this site is searching for something about Stella Liebeck and her McDonald's coffee case. Here is the last article I wrote about Stella. Since then,...

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Trial Article

Once again, I am both proud and humbled that TRIAL magazine chose to publish the following article in their July 2006 Issue.  This is the original version which is just a tad more biting than the...

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