Many lawyers make a business practice of filing hundreds of nearly identical lawsuits, often with a view of making a quick settlement against small business defendants. Too frequently, these lawsuits are designed to be so difficult to defend that business defendants have no practical choice but to pay the few thousand dollars in settlements these lawyers seek. Unfortunately, this often allows plaintiffs to receive compensation to which they would not otherwise be entitled if their cases went to trial.
In California, it can cost as much as $100,000 to $500,000 or more to aggressively defend a lawsuit through trial. Clever plaintiffs' attorneys have developed lawsuits and procedures which capitalize on that expense and offer to resolve the whole matter for a fraction of the probable litigation expense. To date, the legal community has contributed to this statewide problem by failing to develop mass-produced responses to this mass produced threat-- despite the fact that thousands of virtually identical lawsuits have been filed around the state, many individual lawyers are still billing their clients hourly to develop custom solutions and "re-invent" a "wheel" that has already been developed by countless others around the State.
Lawyers Against Lawsuit Abuse, APC, develops packages of solutions specially tailored to oppose specific mass-produced threats, so that these solutions can be replicated at relatively low cost to help business effectively combat abusive lawsuits. For example, California is particularly hard hit with lawsuits brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act by a small number of "professional plaintiffs" who have filed 50 lawsuits or more each, many claiming they were personally injured in each case. While it would never be cost-effective for any particular defendant to challenge the injuries a plaintiff claims (because a defendant may well have to pay the plaintiffs' attorneys fees), Lawyers Against Lawsuit Abuse, APC, has developed documents designed to expose the unfair business practice of repeatedly claiming personal injury (without having the evidentiary support required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11, California Code of Civil Procedure Section 128.7 and other applicable laws). Many reports of plaintiffs and their attorneys engaging in other unlawful/unfair business practices are also being investigated and reported to the State Bar, local prosecutors, the news media and others.
There is an irresistible incentive for a business defendant in a mass-produced lawsuit to quickly pay an extortionate settlement and get back to business. We would simply remind you that you may be dealing with the lawsuit you're dealing with because too many others did exactly that. Every time we reward a plaintiff trying to extort money through frivolous claims, we give them the financial resources to do the same thing again to others; any why shouldn't they, if there's no consequence for their actions?
Until recently, the cost for any particular business to fight abusive lawsuits usually made it an unrealistic option. Now, Lawyers Against Lawsuit Abuse, APC, is developing solutions to common types of abusive lawsuits which can be reproduced at fairly low cost to help all businesses sued by the same attorney or firm. Basically, the mass-production of lawsuits is like the mass-production of bullets or chemical weapons-- to effectively counter them, you need a cheap, mass-produced solution. While you could probably craft an effective bulletproof vest or chemical suit, it is unlikely that you could do it as well or as inexpensively as a factory which mass-produces solutions to these mass-produced threats. Lawyers Against Lawsuit Abuse, APC, can probably assemble solutions more cost-effectively than any lawyer who must develop a custom solution to a particular client's lawsuit.
We have the advantage of monitoring over 7,000 mass-produced lawsuits in California alone, and using the pleadings and arguments that work in other cases, as well as avoiding the ones that don't. We have the privilege of learning from the mistakes of others and urge you not to become one of those mistakes we will study in the future. We are eager to help prevent that and hope you will consider joining the growing number who have taken a stand to stop this growing epidemic. If we don't take quick action while these lawsuits are being filed by the hundreds, we will not have the resources to do so when they are being filed by the thousands.