We are a litigious society. It seems that our favorite way to settle a disagreement is in the court system. The result is a legal system that has grown and slowed over time.
In every aspect of lives it costs the public. Goods and services are produced and delivered with the objective of staying out of court. Frivolous lawsuits further plug up the system and slow down justice for legitimate conflicts. We all know about cases such as the McDonald’s hot coffee case, where someone was burned by hot coffee and won a settlement. And we’ve seen the disclaimers on the coffee cups today. Who hasn’t shaken their head in disbelief that we have reached a place where we must protect ourselves by telling someone that coffee is hot?
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