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In Topic: Lou being sued

Yesterday, 07:21 PM

People assume that the Court can easily "throw out" a frivolous lawsuit, but it doesn't work that way. The Court first has to receive a motion to dismiss a case, and this is usually not done until after there is some discovery done, because you need to be able to prove its frivolous, the Court can't base a decision on you saying " it's obviously frivolous".

And that process can take months or years. And the folks who file frivolous lawsuits to harass people are well aware of this fact.

Obviously a quality lawyer can manipulate the laws to jam things up, but at times it's been presented as if any Joe Schmoe can do that. You need at the least to have one of three things:

A good lawyer, a decent case or damaging info(doesn't have to be illegal/negligent activity, proprietary business practices might be enough to force a settlement) that the defendant will pay to prevent coming out in discovery.

You can't just sue anyone for anything like some suggest. Unless you have enough money to not care about wasting it on lawyers working on a bs claim. Money can make anything happen though.

I think here it's the third option where the plaintiff is hoping for a settlement based on the organization wanting this to "go away" for the sake of appearances or not wanting to reveal the inner workings of the business.

In Topic: 2015 ALL-STAR GAME

Yesterday, 07:09 PM

fvck the gamecenter app. My phone has gotten precisely 9 bazillion notifications this weekend.

In Topic: Lou being sued

Yesterday, 03:41 AM

You either gotta entertain a few stupid lawsuits for a minute before dismissing them otherwise you risk shutting out people who have legitimate claims. I think the amount and effect of "frivolous" claims are overblown. Kinda like assuming people are innocent until proven guilty. Gotta assume a claim is legit until evidence shows that's unlikely.

This does sound pretty weak though.

In Topic: 2015 ALL-STAR GAME

Yesterday, 03:34 AM

The breakaway thing is ultra lame, they should just make the shootout thing into an elimination shootout where you you keep shooting until you don't score. I'd rather watch guys try actual shootout moves for 10+ mins rather than watch that crap. For all I care, they could just do that, the accuracy shooting and the hardest shot and call it a day. Maybe the fastest skater too, but that's about it.

In Topic: GoPro and the NHL @ The Rock

Yesterday, 03:22 AM

The end shows the "bloopers" With guys carrying selfie sticks with gopros on them.

But in the video, they're being shot while skating and stickhandling, so it was somehow strapped to their head or something. I'm really curious how that was achieved.