Good question
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:51am

First we have to be able to determine what is and isn't 'frivolous.' A genuinely frivolous lawsuit - say, someone sues me claiming that I'm a Martian invader, or cast an evil spell on their family - should have to pay my court costs.

We also need to find ways to stop the wealthy and powerful from filing lawsuits to harass others. There's some protection against such lawsuits now, but it's not absolute, and a big corporation who doesn't want me protesting their oil pipeline, for instance, can find ways to attack me in court.

Basically we just need good courts and good judges, I think. That's the first line of defense against bad lawsuits.

  • So, how do we stop the practice ofSprout, Thu Apr 11 8:40am
    FILING frivolous lawsuits, which EVEN IF DISMISSED, still costs the victim money?
    • Good question — greenman, Thu Apr 11 9:51am
      • Should they be able to sue you repeatedly forSprout, Thu Apr 11 10:11am
        slightly less frivolous reasons, lose, and you still have to put up legal defense costs each time? Or should they be legally responsible for the harm they did you by suing you and losing?
        • You're looking for degrees of frivolousness?greenman, Thu Apr 11 11:41am
          That'd be for the court to decide. What, sue me for infringing on their religious rights instead of for casting a spell on them? :)
          • Again....Sprout, Thu Apr 11 11:57am
            Should you have no recourse but to hire a lawyer each time to contest that the suit is "frivolous" enough to warrant dismissal and have NO recourse but to simply accept that cost?
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