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  •  It does... (none)
    But what's wrong with that?

    Allowing people to sue for punitive damages is a way of protecting everyone. The benefits of the tort system as well as the costs are socialized.

    I prefer that system to one where people had no recourse to lawsuits and so would have to privately shoulder the burden when they were screwed by a corporation or unethical professional. None of us would be safe under that system. But it's the system that Republicans want.

    Edwards isn't my top choice for president, but I admire his legal career, and I admire all lawyers who do the work that he did.

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      Nothing is wrong with that - like I said, the system works about as well as can be expected.  But we shouldn't be under any illusions about how it works.

      Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

      by johnny rotten on Tue Feb 03, 2004 at 06:23:19 PM PST

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