Today the legislative branch of our government here in the USA is wringing it’s hands over whether to give immunity to some telecommunication companies from class action lawsuits… For helping the government protect us from terrorists that want to kill us and our children.
I find it amazing that the legislature finds it so important to protect the rights of the legal oligarchy over the rights of retirees, pensioners, and everyone else who has a stock portfolio. Somehow society is helped if rich attorneys are further enriched at the expense of the rest of us. With the added bonus that the telecommunication companies would have had much less largess to invest in developing DSL, fiber to the premises and other innovative products to improve our lot…
It’s apparent who’s corner the legislature is in.
In a court in Maine several powerful law firms are vying for the right to file a class action lawsuit against Hannaford Supermarkets for having had someone steal credit card numbers from the Hannaford data base of shoppers.
I shop at Hannaford’s and use my credit card there. I am materially affected by the security breach. I cannot imagine how I gain when a wealthy law firm, from out of the area affected, is enriched, at the expense of retirees and pensioners. Plus, Hannaford Supermarkets will have less money to spend on upgrading their security. Further putting me at risk…
All for the enrichment of some rich out-of-state attorney.
But, you still argue, they are not an oligarchy…are they?