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Well Fox News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are at it again, misstating the facts of some crazy lawsuit. The silly complaint filed against a dry cleaner over a pair of pants for $65,000,000 is being touted by big business as an indictment of our entire civil justice system. Nevermind that the suit will soon be thrown out of court and the idiot who filed in on behalf of himself will be fined or sanctioned. Never mind that the lawyer defending the dry cleaner is a member of the DC Trial Lawyer Association and the attorney filing the suit is not. Big business wants the propaganda value to get you to give up your rights to compensation when they injure, maim and kill. Here is how Fox New lies :
1. They suggest this is an injury case when it is not, it is a commercial case.
2. They suggest that “Trial Lawyers” are at fault, when it is actually trial lawyer that is defending the case.
3. They claim the case shows the need for legal reform, when the case has nothing to do with the typical cases where citizens need redress for injuries.
4. They claim this shows some kind of “lawsuit crisis” or “lawsuit explosion” even though this is only one stupid case.
Speak out against this manipulation of public opinion, its only goal is to get the public to give away the protections of our jury trial system.

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