Reducing Frivolous Lawsuits

A London man slipped on a grape in a store and sued for 300,000 pounds ($600,000).

He lost. This highlights a key difference between the U.S. legal system and most others: the man now has to pay his opponent’s legal costs. This is part of almost every legal system on Earth, except ours.

The “loser pays” system gives plaintiffs a powerful incentive not to sue unless they have a good case. This one reform alone would do much to reduce the amount of frivolous lawsuits in the U.S. Something to think about.

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