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Old May 10th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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I hear that! We're always commenting when we're in Europe about some of the things they do different over there that you'd never see over here because of people being too litigious.

But then again, we've also made many things better because of such lawsuits. Look at the Americans With Disabilities Act. Because of lawsuits, we've made it much easier for those with disabilities to be more independent and have accessibility to things they were excluded from in the past. In Europe, for example, you don't see wheelchair ramps on the curbs. Here, they are required.

So while often alot of these lawsuits are frivolous and should be arbitrarily dismissed, some of these that seem frivolous but end up helping many people in ways we could not initially imagine.

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