FED UP WITH LAWYERS

SUING IS A STATE SPORT. NOW THERE'S A BACKLASH

IN CALIFORNIA THE MOTTO ON AUTOMObile license plates isn't LAND OF LITIGATION, but perhaps it should be. After all, California is the state where 1.6 million lawsuits were filed in 1993. California is where, for every 100 car accidents in which there is a damage claim, there are 66 claims of bodily injury (almost twice the national rate); in Los Angeles, for every such 100 auto accidents there are 99 claims of injury.

The thought of all those lawyers making all that cash from all those lawsuits is probably the only thing that could have brought together the unusual political coalition...

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