Re: Lawsuit in Texas
- I think we probably need the kind of legal reform that would mean the loser of the suit would pay the legal costs; we certainly need it in terms of liability suits. But even mounting enough of a defense to bring a suit into court *for the judge to dismiss* can be a daunting sum of money.
There's no easy solution, imho. Just reality.
-- Lynn --
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jason Fisher <visualweasel@...> wrote:
> > Jason, when you say, "maybe their reach sometimes exceeds their grasp
> > in the prosecution of their legal rights, but that's for the courts to
> > you forget that it costs money to defend a suit *even if it's spurious*.
> > Thus the estate can shut down worthy projects simply by the threat of
> > legal action.
> I do not forget it, but this is just the reality of our legal system. You are
> quite right that the system is prone to abuse. It is sadly true that the party
> with the deepest pockets often prevails. But surely you don't suggest that our
> system should not permit a lawsuit simply because the defendant can't afford the
> same legal representation as the plaintiff? That would be just as wrong. If a
> suit is genuinely spurious, then a judge should throw it out before it ever
> reaches the stage of litigation.
- Doug,You are excused, sir. I’ve hoped to see Michael Drout’s edition for about ten years now. I imagine Michael has, too.Is there any progress on an edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s poetry with commentary? Such a thing has been spoken of since Peter Jackson was a sunspot on the far horizon.MikeWhoops! That was meant to be a private message. Sorry about that."Let's hope Tolkien's Beowulf will follow."Dreamer! If there is one action of the Tolkien Estate that I really don't understand, it is blocking Drout's work on this. But have you seen any indication that they have reversed course?Doug
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