Re: Welcome to the TOXLAW.com Class Actions Chatboard
Posted by mary on 6/26/04
Well, I sure ain't the rule maker, but, the context is toxlaw.com. I would
think there is plenty to talk about in that context. Maybe you could share
your thoughts on the recent IBM outcomes for example. Just my thinking.
On 6/26/04, IS THIS FORUM FOR TOX.TORT CLASS ACTION DISCUSSION ONLY?
> Dear Toxlaw Freinds,
> This Class Action forum is nice! However, I wonder if it is intended
> to be only about Toxic Tort Class Actions. There are many other types of
> Class Actions other than Toxic Tort actions. I filed one recently
> against the State of Louisiana for return of millions of dollars that I
> think have been collected illegally when Louisiana sheriffs make a
> defendant pay money to the state just to bond out of jail. Of course,
> that is in additon to the bond posted by the defendant. Also, the state
> gets a percentage of the money paid a bailbondsman for a bailbond; and
> this money is divvided up among the judges who set the amount of the
> bailbond (so that the higher that the bonds are set, the more money the
> judges get), the D.A., the Public Defender and the sheriff. I say that
> that Tax on the Bill of Rights is unconstitutional, and that all the
> money that has been collected according to that unconstitional Louisiana
> law has to be refunded. What do you think about all of this?
> Hary Parkerson, Atty.
> Lake Charles, LA
> On 6/23/04, mary wrote:
>> Hello Hardy:
>> My beef is with the ABUSE of class action litigation. I also think
>> there is a proper time and place for it.
>> But in any event, I hope you will post here often and share your
>> Best Regards,
>> On 6/22/04, Hardy Parkerson, Atty. wrote:
>>> Dear Mary,
>>> Power to you! Have at it! Maybe some day the class action will
>>> be done away with. Then each man and woman in a mass disaster
>>> situation like happens in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, from time to
>>> time (lately rather frequently) will just have to file his or her
>>> own individual lawsuit; and there will be upwards of ten thousand or
>>> more such lawsuits filed following just one such mass-disaster toxic-
>>> tort accident and chemical release. Best of luck to you!
>>> Hardy Parkerson, Atty.
>>> Class Action Lawyer (among other things)
>>> Lake Charles, LA
>>> On 6/22/04, Mary wrote:
>>>> I was referring to the post, not any specific actions. And yes, I
>>>> do have a problem with class action abuse. This is known by most
>>>> regulars who hang around here. I rant on about class action abuse
>>>> frequently and with gusto. The word 'greedy' is used from time to
>>>> time. Understanding the limitations of that approach I also
>>>> communicate more objectively with elected officials, and with like
>>>> minded professionals, in an effort to change a system that permits
>>>> this abuse.
>>>> Best Regards,
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