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Posted October 10, 2002
The book outlines problems with awards made by juries after the presentment of evidence considered to be arguably reliable -- on both sides -- was presented at trial. Does Ms. Crier know how much money it takes to care for a burn victim? Punitive damages are designed to punish. Didn't Bill Gates flagrantly ingore penalties of $1million a day for antitrust violations because MS was making more than that under the practices? And what about the overinflated costs of medical care? Ms. Crier considers all legislators to be lawyers from her Today Show interview. The reality is that the legal community considers the issue a priority because lawyers are in the minority of lawmakers, non-existant in some states. Lawyers may not be everyone's favorite, but they do know how the legal system actually works. I appreciate critical works; I consider them to be patriotic, adding to the discussion. I'm glad the book is out there. But in light of the all the undeserved press the book is getting, I hope people understand that this is a business venture, not a sincere effort at legal reform. Rein in fees that are unsupported and undeserved. But also rein in insurance executives who intentionally stall or deny legitimate claims. Examine the public resentment against corporate America (who is funding a new tort reform effort -- hence all the media on the issue of late). There are lots of really good ideas to make change. Just didn't think this book adds anything more than drilling holes in the boat bottom to let the water out. If you like her, you'll enjoy the book. I am grateful for the discussion the book may generate. $.02
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Posted April 6, 2012
First kill all the lawyers
Not often a lawyer writes about book against lawyers, but that is exactly what Catherine Crier has done in her book The Case Against Lawyers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Maybe Shakespeare was onto something when he wrote in Henry VI the famed verse, “First thing we do is kill all the lawyers.” We laugh now, but Crier spells out a compelling case how this elite group has created a litigious environment that causes more harm than good.
Crier does not hold back as she asserts her distrust in bureaucrats, politicians, and all those who murk up the waters to complicate the calm waters of democracy.
In the end she points to reforms in Civil Litigation, regulatory laws, criminal laws to name a few. But this book is about ranting and raving on an easy target, the perceived elites of our systems.
Posted March 22, 2007
Catherine Crier shame
I used to think you were pretty nice when you were on Fox News, but what happened to you? Shame on you for bad mouthing the president all the time. I am concerned about you and for America. God bless America and you. Sam MillerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 24, 2005
Nonpartisan but Maddening
Quickly read yet thorough. Skewers abuses of law and lawsuits across the political and religious spectrum (e.g., how the rulings to help form religious clubs on campuses set the precedent for gay-striaght clubs also). Shows why a lot of Americans think both major parties are going wrong.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 25, 2003
Painful But True
Bravo! Ms. Crier finally has the guts to say what everyone knows is true but no one wants to say out loud. The legal system is NOT the answer if you want truth or justice today. It has been turned into a GAME and every citizen of this great country pays the price. Litigation is not the answer but the problem. This book will scare you but TELLS THE TRUTH about the lawyers in this country. Thank you Ms. Crier for bringing out the truth from someone who has worked within the system. The critics of this book are all part of the rhetoric that keeps the cycle of insanity going. God help us all.
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