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Re: Patent Lawyer Satisfaction (Happiness)
« Reply #15 on: Jul 4th, 2005, 8:15pm »
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I think that DB and Eliz point out that some exceptional MDs are able to be successful in research.  Yet clearly PiP raises an excellent point that an MD will require much more training in order to utilize that degree for anything.  This amount of training is substantial.
 
Bringing up Nobel Prize winners does not help the argument as these people are excellent regardless of their degrees.
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Re: Patent Lawyer Satisfaction (Happiness)
« Reply #16 on: Jul 5th, 2005, 9:53am »
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on Jun 30th, 2005, 2:19pm, Eliz wrote:
I am not against patient rights or malpractice suits, but we SORELY need tort reform in this country.
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OK, so this is even farther off topic but it does prove the point for tort reform.   Roll Eyes Grin Roll Eyes
 
 
 
NASA sued for ruining cosmic balance
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MOSCOW NASA's mission that sent a space probe smashing into a comet raised more than cosmic dust it also brought a lawsuit from a Russian astrologer.
 
Marina Bai has sued the U.S. space agency, claiming the Deep Impact probe that punched a crater into the comet Tempel 1 late Sunday "ruins the natural balance of forces in the universe," the newspaper Izvestia reported today. A Moscow court has postponed hearings on the case until late July, the paper said.
 
The probe's comet crash sent up a cloud of debris that scientists hope to examine to learn how the solar system was formed.
 
Bai is seeking damages totalling 8.7 billion rubles ($300 million U.S.) the approximate equivalent of the mission's cost for her "moral sufferings," Izvestia said, quoting her lawyer Alexander Molokhov. She earlier told the paper that the experiment would ``deform her horoscope."
 
NASA representatives in Russia could not immediately be reached for comment.
 
Scientists say the crash did not significantly alter the comet's orbit around the sun and said the experiment does not pose any danger to Earth.
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« Reply #17 on: Jul 5th, 2005, 10:09am »
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What sort of tort reform would prevent the astrologer from filing this law suit?  
 
I hope and expect that this suit will quickly be dismissed; but I do like the concept that the plaintiff at least has the right to sue and have a judge review the paperwork before a summary dismissal.
 
What is the alternative?  To empower court clerks to refuse to accept paperwork for cases that the clerks deem frivolous?
 
 
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« Reply #18 on: Jul 5th, 2005, 11:26am »
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Tort reform has proved pointless in states that have limited pain and suffering damages. There has been no reduction in the medical malpractice insurance costs. The insurance companies love tort reform; same revenue from doctors minus lower payouts equals higher margins!
 
Besides that argument, tort reform is ridiculous. You should be able to sue for as much as you want.
 
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