If you were offered money to be falsely arrested and thrown in jail, how much would it take?
How much would someone have to pay you to allow them to assault you and steal your property?
Is there a price for having your child put in a police car and being told they can’t get out until the officer gets what he wants?
Finally, if you could put a cost on your constitutional rights, how much would it cost to give them up?
I hate frivolous lawsuits. I hate the idea of people pretending to be “offended” or “inconvenienced” and demanding kajillions of dollars to “make it all right.” Remember the McDonald’s lawsuit that netted a woman nearly $3 million when she spilled her coffee on herself? Originally, the customer, Stella Liebeck, sought $20,000 in damages, but McDonalds refused to settle out of court. They should have. Liebeck was ultimately awarded $200,000 in compensatory damages, which was reduced to $160,000 because she was found to be twenty percent at fault. She was also awarded $2.7 million in punitive damages.
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