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America: Land of the Lawsuit

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 09, 2002

I want to write about this lawsuit, but I can’t seem to organize and articulate my thoughts about it. On the one hand, the entire airline industry (and indeed, the entire US) has been lax about security over the past couple decades. On the other hand, these types of lawsuits make me *so angry* because many Americans are of the belief that when life hands you lemons, you sue the ever-living shit out of the person or company that will yield the most money, regardless of who is at fault. Some years ago, I worked with a woman who told me “I can’t wait to sue someone and get my money”. I wanted to fucking strangle her until I realized I’d just be fulfilling her dream.