Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Stella Awards, Randy Cassingham

This afternoon on my KMOX show, I talked to Randy Cassingham about frivolous lawsuits and whether we need tort reform or a societal change of mindset. Some of these are silly -- like the story Randy told about a guy suing magician David Copperfield for stealing his "godly powers" to perform his tricks -- but there are also examples of class action suits that benefit no one but the attorneys who file them, and small businesses that are impacted by overly litigious customers.

Listen to the conversation here.

Randy's book is "The True Stella Awards: Honoring Real Stories of Greedy Opportunists, Frivolous Lawsuits, and the Law Run Amok." He also compiles stories on the Stella Awards website, which is named after Stella Lieback, the plaintiff in the notorious McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit.