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Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Wed Sep 12 15:48:08 UTC 2007
On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 08:58:47PM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> David Brodbeck wrote:
> > On Sep 11, 2007, at 3:12 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:
> >> Up here, and in most of the
> >> common law world, the loser in the litigation pays the winner's
> >> legal costs.
> > I have really mixed feelings about "loser pays." I think it would
> > discourage individuals bringing suit against corporations, even if
> > there was a good chance of success, because if they lost they might
> > be bankrupted by having to pay the company's legal bills. Meanwhile
> > corporations wouldn't be similarly intimidated due to their deep
> > pockets.
> Another problem is that such a system discourages out-of-court
> settlements. I used to be involved in arbitrations that had "loser pays"
> clauses. When a case would settle both parties would refuse to pay,
> stating that they "didn't lose".
How about "richer person pays"?
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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