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Courts Zap Plaintiffs, Their Lawyers for Bad Behavior

, Texas Lawyer


General counsel can relate to the opening line of "A Frolic of His Own," a novel by William Gaddis, "Justice? — You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law." This line is sometimes true, sometimes not, when dealing with plaintiffs and their lawyers behaving badly.

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  • Retired attorney

    What one sided dribble! In my experience the plaintiff fights constantly against defendants who are hiding facts in discovery motions. They argue undue hardship, poor billion dollar corporations and poor 400 dollar an hour attorney. They hide important facts and complain when plaintiffs seeking justice fight on.

    After years of conservative judicial appointments plaintiffs are frozen out of courts and the justice system serves the few and has lost respect of the people. Add to that unlimited corporate campaign contributions and we can understand why the system is as it is.

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