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by Jacqi Corgan
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Mad Lawsuits (Split From Sci-Fi Thread)...
Replies: 24
Views: 3613

BTW, here's some interesting facts about the alleged frivolous lawsuit "problem" in the US - it's mostly businesses that are the culprits, according to Public Citizen: http://www.citizen.org/pressroom/release.cfm?ID=1799 The smart lawyers avoid this stuff like the plague. I can't tell you ...
by Jacqi Corgan
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Mad Lawsuits (Split From Sci-Fi Thread)...
Replies: 24
Views: 3613

KB wrote:I've split the SF thread into several different threads seeing as it was getting long and very eclectic.


Thanks! It's an appropriate move!
by Jacqi Corgan
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Mad Lawsuits (Split From Sci-Fi Thread)...
Replies: 24
Views: 3613

I got the information second-hand, but part of the evidence that came out in her case was that her sweatpants melted to her skin. Whether they were really polyester is a different question; I assumed they were because they were of a synthetic fiber. The medical testimony was that the stuff had to be...
by Jacqi Corgan
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Mad Lawsuits (Split From Sci-Fi Thread)...
Replies: 24
Views: 3613

sorry about the smiley - that was supposed to be a number 8.
by Jacqi Corgan
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Mad Lawsuits (Split From Sci-Fi Thread)...
Replies: 24
Views: 3613

Whoa! How did we digress from sticking up for sci fi as a wholly legitimate art form to bashing "frivolous" lawsuits? Oh, yes, I forgot: The uncommon nature of common sense. Actually, the survival of common sense or even intelligence (they aren't synonymous) makes for an interesting sci fi...
by Jacqi Corgan
Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: "Coming Out": I'm KB, and I'm a... a...
Replies: 47
Views: 7419

So who cares whether it's literary ? I used to be a newspaper reporter, and I can't tell you how many writers I know who have been kicking a good SF yarn around in their heads, but are too intimidated by the "literary" crowd to work on it. I recently finished my first novel - a so-called &...