Originally Posted by Masteric
...and this will continue until this country does something to penalize those who file frivilous lawsuits. If he loses, he should be forced to pay for court costs for the defendants.
Actually there maybe a way of penalising such people - even under the insane US legal system.
There is a current 'crime' of 'Vexatious Litigation' which unfortunately does not appear to fully apply to this case. It would allow the victim(s) to counter-sue for Malicious Prosecution. However there is an older apparently no longer enforced crime of 'Barratry' which would seem more applicable in this case.
Barratry was unfortunately repealed as an offense in 1967 in the UK but I believe is still on the law books in the US although not actively enforced. Clearly it is time it was applied once more.
By the way, I agree with others that simply making the loser pay is not the right answer. The legal system especially here in the UK is already biased heavily in favour of the rich. Not just in the matter of getting legal representation but also in the penalties the rich get compared to those less well off.