How I Learned Courts are Off-Limits to the 99 Percent

Rall, Ted

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  18/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21063

Rall discusses the expenses of the American justice system that benefit large corporations and the wealthy.



"States like California passed anti-SLAPP laws to defend individuals with modest incomes (like me) against deep-pocked plaintiffs (like the Times) that file frivolous lawsuits to intimidate and harass their critics. After an anti-SLAPP motion is filed, the case freezes until a judge decides whether the case is meritorious. If the judge says it's frivolous, it's dismissed and the poor individual defendant gets his or her attorney's fees paid by the deep-pocked corporation plaintiff."
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