Archive for Thursday, March 30, 2006

Misleading ad

March 30, 2006


To the editor:

Once again the Kansas Chamber is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a misinformation campaign, this time with the misleading full-page ad, "Keep Kansas Jobs."

The Kansas Chamber is calling for pre-emptive legislation to ban asbestos litigation in Kansas and admits there are no such cases.

What the Kansas Chamber and its ilk have never admitted nor published is the language in Kansas Statutes Annotated 60-211, which says in part, "If a pleading, motion, or other paper : is signed in violation of this section, the court : shall impose on the person who signed it or a represented party, or both, an appropriate sanction : to pay : reasonable expenses incurred : including reasonable attorney fees."

Kansas already has on the books a law to take care of people who file frivolous lawsuits. When is the Kansas Chamber going to admit same?

Can the Kansas Chamber name one company that has been chased out of Kansas due to a frivolous lawsuit?

The Kansas Chamber uses the same buzzwords including "unscrupulous lawyers." Talk about unscrupulous. Is not telling lies just slightly unscrupulous?

Jerry K. Levy,



Richard Heckler 12 years, 2 months ago

I sincerely hope the Knasa Chamber of Commerce does not receive state tax dollars for operation. If so a bill should be submitted withdrawing state support. State support would be frivolous spending.

lunacydetector 12 years, 2 months ago

is it true that for every asbestos related lung ailment lawsuit, the person who sued was also a smoker?

that is what i heard from a doctor.

acg 12 years, 2 months ago

Not true at all lunacy. In my job I've had to deal with alot of men with asbestosis of the lungs (construction workers from the old days). Some of the smoked, some of them didn't. Most of them have joined the class action suits, those that are still alive. My father being one of them, who doesn't smoke. Dad had to depose in a lawsuit of a buddy last year who also didn't smoke. They did that deposition at the hospital, next to the man's death bed. He didn't make it long enough for the case to go to trial.

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