Is our Society Too Sue Happy?

In today’s society it seems that every time you turn around you are confronted by some ridiculous lawsuit getting attention in the press. I have certainly seen my share. Like the PHD student that fired all of his advisors and sued to have the college hire another for him, or the woman who claimed to have been injured in a fall stating she couldn’t lift more than 5 lbs only to be caught on video carrying a duffle bag of laundry, the size of a smartcar, over her shoulder.

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