posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 01:45 PM
Settlements are useless. These mega corps consider the fact that they will get sued, that in and of itself is the nature of the beast, it is
inevitable. These corps build into their budgets for lawsuits and the money is pretty much already set aside for the settlements.
If people had any intestinal fortitude they would quit settling out of court and take it all the way to the jury. Sure, you might win some and lose
some, but settling out of court is not the way, not when the corps build their infrastructure around this fact. They manipulate the system and turn
the negative into a positive for them. In order to really make a difference these cases must be heard by a jury, that way the word will get out to the
masses more so than what an out of court settlement provides. A settlement simply allows the offending party to get off scott free without any legal
ramifications for their actions.
This is an example of how we as citizens can work together. These corps will get the picture if the citizens start banding together and with the power
of the jury, really start taking these bastards down. As I see it, if a corp offers 1 million to settle out of court, that leads me to believe that if
a jury heard the case and found in favor of the victim, the jury could potentially award 2 million or more instead, now that will hurt these corps,
especially if they only sat aside 1 million.
Stop settling out of court people.