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Nuts4LSU
LSU Fan
Washington, DC
Member since Oct 2003
18174 posts

re: Loser-Pay Tort Reform


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I think the point is a lot of time and money can be spent defending a frivolous suit before it ever gets to a judge or a position where the judge can dismiss it.


We already have sanctions (including ordering payment of some or all of the other party's attorney fees and costs) for filing frivolous claims and asserting frivolous defenses. Loser pays would discourage arguable but uncertain claims, which is of course exactly what the insurance companies want. Then, when only the most egregious cases ever get filed, they can spend all their time fighting those instead of settling them like they should.






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TheOcean
Florida State Fan
Member since Aug 2004
30288 posts

re: Loser-Pay Tort Reform


Insurance companies make a TON from torts. They are without a doubt the #1 player.





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TheOcean
Florida State Fan
Member since Aug 2004
30288 posts

re: Loser-Pay Tort Reform


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Loser pays is dumb as shite.


Agreed.






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SammyTiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2009
8633 posts

re: Loser-Pay Tort Reform


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We already have sanctions (including ordering payment of some or all of the other party's attorney fees and costs) for filing frivolous claims and asserting frivolous defenses. Loser pays would discourage arguable but uncertain claims, which is of course exactly what the insurance companies want. Then, when only the most egregious cases ever get filed, they can spend all their time fighting those instead of settling them like they should.


I have a lot to learn on the subject, so i am asking this in all senserity.

But besides counter suing, what about the expenses for successfully defending non frivolous suits.






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