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Bob Dorigo Jones
Bob Dorigo Jones, who serves as Senior Fellow for the Center for America, is the author of the bestselling Remove Child Before Folding, The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever. He is the host of a new national radio/Internet commentary, “Let’s Be Fair,” through which he shares important stories about the impact of crazy lawsuits and a litigation-happy culture on our communities and families.
Bob has overseen high-profile programs calling attention to the absurdity of lawsuit abuse, including the internationally profiled annual Wacky Warning Labels Contest. Bob has appeared on dozens of national and international TV and radio programs, including NBC Nightly News, ABC News’ 20/20, BBC WorldNews, FOX News, and CNBC.
Dorigo Jones, who also serves as president of Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch (M-LAW), a Foundation for Fair Civil Justice partner organization, has focused for nearly two decades on educating the public about how families, communities, and job providers are hurt by out-of-control lawsuit abuse.
Prior to joining FFCJ and M-LAW, Dorigo Jones served on the staff of the Michigan House of Representatives. He received a B.A. in economics and political philosophy from James Madison College at Michigan State University.
Catch Bob’s latest commentaries about America’s whacked-out civil justice system on his blog at http://www.bobdorigojones.com/
My, how 25 years and millions of lawsuits can change the meaning of a once-popular slogan!
Did you see the report in The Daily Caller on Wednesday about Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich suing a cafeteria on Capitol Hill for $150,000 over a sandwich he purchased there nearly three years ago? Kucinich claims he hurt his tooth by biting into an olive pit that was part of his vegetarian sandwich, and now he wants to settle this in the courts. Ughh!
Thomas Jefferson once said that a judge should be “a mere machine.”
Even if you never set foot in a courtroom, judges will have an enormous influence on your life.
What would you call a class action lawsuit that wound up giving each person who was a part of the lawsuit an average award of less than a penny? And what would you call it if you learned that their lawyers got a million dollars?
There’s a check sitting on my desk with my name on it for $36.94, but I can’t bring myself to cash it. I’ll bet you’ve received checks like this, too, and maybe you’ve even felt the same way.
There’s an old saying that, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” How true that is.