Get ready to cast your vote! The polls are now open for the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute’s annual Most Ludicrous Lawsuit competition. A lot of ridiculous lawsuits were filed in New Jersey this year, but only one can be crowned 2014’s Most Ludicrous Lawsuit.
“An abundance of ridiculous lawsuits is just one of the signs that New Jersey’s legal climate is out of control,” said NJCJI President Marcus Rayner. “Many of the worst lawsuits are filed because New Jersey law incentivizes them. When the law encourages a disregard for personal responsibility, or allows uninjured parties and their attorneys to collect a windfall, people are going to take advantage of it. We want to highlight the results this sort of a system produces by awarding Most Ludicrous Lawsuit to a deserving recipient.”
The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute (NJCJI) advocates for a civil justice system that treats all parties fairly and discourages lawsuit abuse. NJCJI and its members believe that a fair civil justice system resolves disputes expeditiously and impartially, based solely upon application of the law to the facts of each case. Such a system fosters public trust and motivates professionals, sole proprietors, and businesses to provide safe and reliable products and services while ensuring that truly injured people are fully compensated for their losses.