Saturday, June 28, 2014

That's just the way it is

It is because it is
Two guys are watching a horse race on the television.  Guy 1 says to his buddy, "I bet you $10 that horse #2 wins."  Guy 2 replies, "You're on" and off the horses fly...around the turn...down the backstretch...and horse #2 comes in dead last.  Guy 2 says, "Hey, you don't have to pay me - this is a re-broadcast and I already knew the horse #2 would lose."  Guy 1 says, "Yeah, I know it's a re-broadcast, but I thought he might still pull out a win this time."

Such is the case with some people and law - they think they have a case and put their heart and soul into it but they just can't seem to get past the pleading stage.  They go (or should go) to their local county law library and prepare the papers to file a complaint and it gets demurred.  They file a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th amended complaint, it/they gets demurred.  They file an appeal to the Court of Appeal, they lose.  They appeal to the state supreme court, they lose.  They appeal to the United States Supreme Court, they don't even get a chance to have a hearing and they come back to their local county law library and file more complaints thinking that this time they might still pull out a win - and they get labeled a vexatious litigant, instead.

Yep, there are lots of reasons people get in on the litigation game - anger, money, revenge.  Keep in mind, though, that if you seem to keep losing it's probably not so much that the world is against you as it is you just didn't have a case to begin with.  Call it tough love but sometimes that's just the way it is.