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Comment of the Day: Don't Come Running to Me When You Need a Lawyer

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

Yesterday we wrote about a bill in the legislature that would allow electricity easements to be used for hiking and biking paths.

One of the roadblocks, we noted, has been plaintiffs' attorneys who don't want to see utility companies get an exemption from being sued for any slips and falls in the easements.

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One attorney didn't like that.

boblawblaw wrote:

Wow, who would have thought that an article about bike paths would have spent half of it's text demonizing plaintiffs' attorneys. The extra protection is hardly even necessary as this type of premises liability has been effectively eroded by judicial tort reform. I wonder who this article's author is going to call when they get injured as a result of someone else's negligence and have mounting medical bills...

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