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,