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The Invincible Dogma

birdfighter Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 1:06 PM
For all you posters calling for tort reform and loser pays court costs in lawsuits--what effect would this have on govt lawyers, like from the EEOC?
Trublu Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 1:34 PM
A district court may impose monetary sanctions, in the form of attorneys' fees, upon plaintiffs who file Title VII claims that are "frivolous, unreasonable, or without foundation." See EEOC v. Bruno's Restaurant, 13 F.3d 285, 287 (9th Cir. 1993) (quoting Christiansburg Garment Co. v. EEOC, 434 U.S. 412, 421-22 (1978)).
Reginald10 Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 5:28 PM
Take it out of the EEOC's budget, without replacement. Let them de-fund themselves!
Torr Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 1:10 PM
Probably not much, considering they have the bottomless pit of the public treasury to finance their folly.
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