Originally Posted By: pbolliger
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It can only be stated over and over you can be sued for anything anytime. Having a lot of lawyer friends ( do you feel sorry for me... ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif) ) in various area of law practice one has to come to the conclusion that the laws in there purest form where meant to be fair and impartial and not after the $ . Yet as so many have seen the legal profession has taken it upon themselves to "exploit" the system to levels beyond commons sense.
I heard and hear of many cases that should have never made to a court room to begin with but the lure of major settlements has driven the "legal" world to pursue $$$ more then the pure form of law. This has made a mockery of the legal system. Since when is it the primary function of lawyers only to "chase the dollar" and gain a big reputation as a big name in the "profession".
Having also worked for one of the largest law firms, (not as a attorney but support staff), in Chicago I had the opportunity to experience the environment.... I could not believe what I heard . Opinions and interpretations are argued to the extremes. The scary part of all of this is anyone is a target . Home inspectors can only hope that the next client will not be the one..
Businesses file for bankruptcy to stem the effects of lawsuits forcing companies to look elsewhere to conduct business. The U.S. is losing a lot of manufacturing due to the "class action law suits craze" . If I hit myself over the head with a hammer then why should the hammer mfg. be responsible?? Yet it happens..
Off shore companies fill this void and don't fear the legal repercussions since reciprocal agreements are nonexistence in some case. All the theft of intellectual property in China is a perfect case.
All the contracts on the planet do not protect you from a law suit. No wavier or idemification (sp?) is 100 % solid. You can only "harden" the approach of a law suit..
I sign your contract not as a lawyer but as a lay person , later I sue you. You claim we have a contract . I claim to the judge " I didn't know what I was signing".. You may lose since I claim I signed it under duress..
Happy holidays. ( Safe term)... ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif) ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)