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Are Americans Sue Happy?

  1. PhoenixV profile image77
    PhoenixVposted 21 months ago

    Are Americans Sue Happy?

    Is it Christian to sue people?

  2. Kiss andTales profile image80
    Kiss andTalesposted 21 months ago

    I think you do not have to be a christain to file a lawsuit.
    If Christian they have rights as others do.like christain pay their taxes .are they also intitled to services taxes pay. Fireman , police, hospital , disposal of waste, and many others. If some one violates their rights to live. There right to free speech , there right to worship their God. Then that is up to the person to decide. Notice the law of two men fighting and a baby is damage or lost.
    Exodus 21:22.
    So this is a lawsuit but done under the laws of God .but basically  contracted with Isreal as his people.
    So yes people have a right to be compensated for a loss.
    But not to flem flam or create a loss to get money that would be deceit.

  3. WordCrafter09 profile image78
    WordCrafter09posted 21 months ago

    Based on some of the cases mentioned in some news media, maybe some are "sue-happy".  Then again, there are times when a person may have more than enough solid and legitimate reason to sue (whether anyone else is aware of, or oblivious to, that reason or not).  Not suing under legitimate circumstances is just stupid and/or spineless.  I don't think there's any "non-Christian-like" about addressing an injustice or failure on someone's part through legal, civil, and peaceful means.

    In fact, whether it's something like a violation of one's rights or someone else's carelessness and/or stupidity, maybe it's more "Christian-like" to sue and make sure some people learn a thing or two (so maybe they won't pull the same crap again) than just to go the spineless/cowardly route of "happily" accepting someone else's screw-ups, as well as paying the price for them.

    You can be a person who pretty much does everything right, or at least tries to; and you can be someone who is more than able and willing and objective enough to see some things that for which you are responsible and acknowledge that.

    Once I heard on some "news thing" that people who have been the victims of medical mistakes are less likely to sue when the medical facility/professional recognizes his/her fault and apologizes.  It's when they won't own up to a screw-up that people then are more likely to sue.  I don't imagine it's much different in other areas of life either.  In other words, most people who have some "issue" foisted on them through no fault of their own are willing to own up to their own mistakes and expect others to do the same.

    Suing is a civilized way of aiming to get some form of justice, aiming to hold people accountable, aiming to teach any number of lessons about why you can't mistreat other people, and (ideally) making sure that all involved (and some others too, maybe) get to the facts/truth when a guilty party refuses to own up.

    I see nothing "un-Christian-like" about any of that UNLESS an attorney involved tries to win at all costs without regard for truth/justice and with regard only for winning AT ALL COSTS (and that, to me, goes for all other parties involved in a case).  Some people/attorneys are happy enough to win at all costs and without regard for anyone/anything else.  That, to me, is when it becomes "un-Christian-lke:", shameful, sleazy, cowardly, weak, and even immoral.

    Believing someone is "sue-happy" is likely the result of not knowing the facts of a case.

  4. Ericdierker profile image58
    Ericdierkerposted 21 months ago

    People naturally fear things they do not understand. And litigation is very expensive. Put those two together and you get a concept that lawsuits in court are bad. Get over it.
    We have much to litigate and grow from. We have the very best Justice system the world has ever known. We have very substantial laws that govern any given situation. We have judges (that I do not always like) who have doctorates in law. They are not stupid - although I question that sometimes.
    I like a gun to settle differences. Not. I like your God to settle differences. Not. I like the best shot I have at being heard settle differences between us. Yes.
    I hire a plumber to fix my housepipes. I hire a doctor to treat my sickness. I hire a teacher to teach my child. I go to court to settle my differences and usually hire an expert to handle it for me.
    Litigation is a peaceful way to settle disputes. That is good.

  5. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 21 months ago

    The United States is almost unique for not charging the loser of a case the legal fees of the winner. Because there is essentially no cost, you get more frivolous legal cases.

    1. Ericdierker profile image58
      Ericdierkerposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting half truth

  6. bradmasterOCcal profile image31
    bradmasterOCcalposted 21 months ago

    Are American Sue Happy
    I have no idea about whether it is Christian to sue people.

    But, in the past 40 years there has been a rise of frivolous lawsuits, but they have gained traction in the courts as not being demurred as such. Some go full trial and even get the plaintiffs some ridiculous judgement.

    This is the result of the courts allowing the law to be diluted and expanding the elements of the cause of action to fall inside the zone of the law. But in reality they should have been kicked out of bounds.

    So, the lawyers, mostly the big law firms. test the limits of the law looking for the weakness to make a frivolous lawsuit into a money maker.

    Negligence and Product Liability Lawsuits have been the popular area for lawyers to show their legal imagination successfully.

    The case where McDonalds was sued by a customer for "Hot Coffee" in a negligence suit. The plaintiff won the case and was awarded millions. Although it was reduced by remittitur a ruling by a judge lowering the amount of damages granted by a jury in a civil case,

    The real issue is that the case stretched the elements of negligence and came to an illogical end.
    The plaintiff actually spilled the coffee by holding it between her legs in a car. She was negligent. And under comparative negligence laws she would have been 100% negligent.
    The jury fell for the, It was too Hot, and found for the plaintiff. Coffee unless it is Ice Coffee is Hot.

    Now there is another lawsuit on the horizon for having too much Ice, in Ice Coffee.

    So with the courts loosening the elements of the law, the greedy lawyers are taking advantage of the liberalism of the courts.
    So again
    Yes Americans are Sue Happy