02 January 2008

A Bad Measure Rising

As you know, the forces of evil and darkness want to prevent the non-wealthy from accessing the courts or otherwise asserting our rights. The recently filed petition 51 is the latest attempt. It will screw us over by limiting the contingency fees of plaintiffs' attorneys to 25% of the first $25,000 recovered and 10% of additional recovery.

The purpose of Petition 51 is to make lawsuits against negligent or incompetent doctors, dangerous product manufacturers, or even drunk drivers financially impossible. That is bad public policy.

Dr. Evil, aka Loren Parks, has given $125,000 for the petition. In fact, he is the only contributor so far.

Thankfully, Oregon State Bar Association opposes Petition 51.

Links to the text of Petition 51: in html or pdf.

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