Just as Jank predicted
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By reeder - Last updated: Thursday, September 11, 2003 - Save & Share - 3 Comments

Egypt is filing a lawsuit against all living Jews for plundering their country during the Exodus. Of course, this opens the door for all living Jews to sue Egypt for 400 years of slavery. For the love of God….

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3 Responses to “Just as Jank predicted”

Comment from jank
Time September 11, 2003 at 10:08 am

It was John, but still…

On a positive note, it is progress. At least there’s one group of Arabs who have given up trying to kill Jews and would rather sue them. American values are taking over the world.

Comment from Rick
Time September 11, 2003 at 11:18 am

Sorry John! Didn’t mean to attribute your psychic abilities to Jank…

Yes, our values are spreading! Soon they will have their own trial lawyers trying to prevent caps on non-economic damages, so that they may live in even larger homes. Excellent!

Comment from etrigan
Time September 11, 2003 at 2:25 pm

Why did you start this again?

All of the arguments about Prop 12 are paper thin.

– “Insurance premiums will go down!” The handful of states who enacted absurd laws like this have not seen a decrease in premiums until they regulated insurance companies. The only way to affect insurance premiums is through insurance over-sight and regulation. Medical analogies work best on this one: Give a patient asprin for his aneurism induced headache, he’ll still have the aneurism and the aspirin won’t hide even a little bit of the pain for very long.

– “Damages are too high!” Show me a court case where the final damages assesed were unreasonable. All of the sensationalist settlements that lawyer-haters point at were reduced by judges and the lawyers involved. The judicial system works fine — the insurance system is the scam in this case.

– “Trial lawyers will get less money!” (Why, as a Republican, you would want to restrict anyone’s ability to make more money is one argument waiting to occur.) Trial lawyers will simply do the math and realize that instead of winning a difficult case for someone who deserves a large settlement, they will have to bring several easy cases and they will all automatically (for the most part) get the cap level that legislators and insurance companies have imposed on the judicial system. Ultimately this means people who are worse off and have difficult cases will get ignored. A blue-collar minimum wage citizen who get his legs accidentally amputated at the emergency room deserves more than his minimum wage salary as compensation — a lot more.

Not to mention that the legislators won’t need an ammendment to change the cap amounts so this is basically the legislative branch controlling the judicial branch.

Read up at the Center for Justice Democracy about the falicy of punitive damage caps and decreased insurance premiums.

Even better, let Ralph “True American Hero” Nader set you straight with this article on so-called tort reform he wrote.

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