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Letters: See you in court -- maybe

November 18, 2012

Re “10 court sites to be shuttered,” Nov. 15

There is clearly an increasing backlog of court cases that will only get worse.

Many of these cases are probably petty claims of businesses and individuals suing one another to make a buck. The solution is simple: Whoever loses these kinds of cases

automatically has to pay the others' legal costs.

Unfortunately, legislation governing how the legal system works is usually made by lawyers. Who loses if these cases never come to pass?

As an attorney friend of mine once confided: “You're absolutely right. That's the way it should work. But I hope to God it's never adopted.”

David Shaughnessy

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