Legal Examiner, Oct. 22, 2015
The court system exists to afford justice to those who are wronged by the negligence and/or recklessness of others. Tort reform and damages restrictions may sound good until you are the one who is wronged. A familiar American aphorism is “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” We, the people, are being fooled and robbed, over and over again. Isn’t it time for the legal rights of average citizens to be made equal to those enjoyed by the rich and powerful businesses and insurance companies? That is how the legal system was meant to be; it was designed to be the great equalizer until politics and profits got in the way. Shame on them; shame on us for letting them get away with it.