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Frivolous Lawsuits on the Big Screen

We all hear about frivolous lawsuits.  And you might hear more about them the next time you decide to take in a movie.  Faces of Lawsuit, a site sponsored by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, has started making short videos about excessive lawsuits for the big screen (the films are also available on the website).  Currently they are running only in Washington D.C., Colorado, and Louisiana, but it looks as though they may expand.  In a write up for the National Law Journal, a spokesman suggests that this is a new strategy for public advocacy groups. 

Is this a good idea?  It’s difficult to say.  With the law being our bread and butter it is important to remember that some people can take it a little too far.  It is, however, equally important to make sure that a legitimate injury gets the representation that it deserves.  Any thoughts on how to draw that fine line?

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