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Frivolous lawsuits ... should the attorney and the filer be punished for knowingly filing a "silly" suit?
I just listened to the TV news and a lady in Dallas is suing homeowners who shot her brother as he broke into their home and threatened them with a gun. She said the homeowners did not post a sign stating that they owned a gun which would have warned her brother and he then could have chose another home to rob.
I was sued by a inmate for having pizza in my lunch. (Cruel and unusual punishment). He gets prison pizza once a week but he said mine looked better and wanted me to give it to him. I didn't and he sued.
I was sued for taking away drugs from a inmate (heroin) as he had paid for them and they were his property. He charged me with theft.
Lawyers who take these cases and file a lawsuit as well as the client waste billions of taxpayers dollars and employee time for suits that have questionable merit and little chance of winning in court.
Should there be a penalty for "silly" lawsuits if determined to be frivolous.