Ah, the joy of the tort deform movement is that they only want to change the system until they need it. Judge Bork, a former Supreme Court nominee, was a fan of tort reform. He actually wrote that “The present tort system poses dangers to interstate commerce….”
Apparently, however, it is not such a danger that he cannot recover money. Judge Bork has sued the Yale Club of NY for $1,000,000 plus punitive damages.
Let me give you an analogy. I think representing drug dealers is bad. Sure, they are entitled to a defense, but I don’t want to be their attorney. I could make money representing drug dealers. But, alas I choose to stick to my position that it is bad.
Judge Bork apparently thinks the tort system is bad. However, he sees an opportunity to not just recover his medical bills, but also pain and suffering AND punitive damages. Punitive damages just go right in to his pocket. So, apparetly, the system is bad when it is used by citizens to recover damages but it is good when it helps Judge Bork.
Ah, the fallacy of the tort reform system.