Go to Loser Pays for litigation of civil suits.
They may help save us when they figure out no lawyers are needed in communism.
Former Wyeth Ping
IIRC, most of the authors listed on the original paper that linked autism with vaccines have retracted their names from the paper. In addition, overwhelming evidence indicates that genetics are to blame.
However, when presented with a plaintiff who is severely disabled, and a lawyer stressing the emotional suffering, juries typically award huge payouts. Apparently, in the belief that every company has bottomless pockets, they see nothing wrong with gouging the company to pay for the plaintiff’s misfortune, even when the company’s products are completely blameless.
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Would Congress have the authority to say that the only effect of a court victory against an out-of-state vaccine manufacturer in certain types of cases would be that the manufacturer must send the plaintiffs an 8.5x11” sheet of office paper with the words “YIPPEE” printed in 1” high letters? Congress is given explicit authority to define the effect of a court ruling in one state on a person in another state, is it not?