Bulls, will you admit you have a strong vested interest and wouldn't recognize a frivolous lawsuit is one arrived in your mail.
I was in an accident, was uninjured, and received a letter from an attorney saying he had a chiropractor who was an expert at finding permanently disabling injuries and said, in red ink, "YOU MIGHT NEVER HAVE TO WORK AGAIN". He was soliciting my business. Had I sued, would you consider that frivolous or just good business?
I was sued in federal court because I did not hire a specific woman for a job. She sued for sexual discrimination and, of course, had a lawyer. The lawyers where I worked wanted to settle because lawyers are always sympathetic to frivolous lawsuits. I refused to settle and we went to court and the federal judge did feel the fact that I had hired a woman for the job made the plaintiffs argument silly. It's my opinion that all the loawyers involved, including the judges, are sympathetic to frivolo8us lawsuits.
An extremely fat man rented a room in my father's motel. Sometime later, Dad heard him screaming and investigated. The fat man was on the floor and couldn't get up. Dad couldn't get him up. Dad and Mom couldn't get him up. Finally, with two other men, they got the fat S.O.B. up so he could race to his lawyer to sue because someone should have gotten his fat ass up faster. My dad didn't lose, of course, but it cost him thousands to defend himself from the legalized extortion.
A lawyer and a man in a wheelchair formed a partnership. The man in the wheelchair goes around with a tape measure and camera and finds alleged violations of ADA. The lawyer promptly files and intent to sue without any warning to the business and just as promply accepts a setlement which he shares with the guy in the wheelchair. To the best of my knowledge, if someone actually decides to fight he drops his complaint. Legalized extortion.
So, you wouldn't set foot on an unsafe deck but if someone does, he has a valid lawsuit?
It's a mess but every yong lawyer wants his shot at the brass ring with bogus lawsuits like John Edwars had and parlayed into $29 million.