A whole lot of these law suits are filed in the hopes to get a settlement so the firm won't have to be prepared to actually go to trial. They know that the cost of defense is way more than the 5 or 6 thousand dollars that it will take to settle out of court. Most insurance companies just pay the money to just get rid of it. I'm not saying that its right or wrong to settle quick, just the way it works. Maybe a system similar to the Canadian one would limit these. Where the one who brings a frivolous suit has to pay the defense cost of the defendant if they lose in court.
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