18 Mar Corporations, Not People, Clog Our Courts 2 of 10
In 1998 Enterprise Rent-A-Car filed lawsuits against Rent-A-Wreck of America (a tiny rental company) and Hertz Corporation and threatened to file lawsuits against several other car-rental companies who use the phrase “pick you up,” claiming that “We’ll pick you up” is Enterprise’s slogan.
While those suits are pending, Advantage Rent-A-Car countersued Enterprise, claiming that Advantage had used the phrase “we’ll pick you up” long before Enterprise did. Enterprise argued in it lawsuits that the phrase means more than “we’ll give you a ride”; it means “we’ll pick up your spirits”; Competitors said that there was no other way to say “we’ll give you ride.” Enterprise attorney Rudolph Telscher said that “we’ll decide in the courtroom who is correct here.”
Corporations are using our tax payer dollars to clog our courts with stupid lawsuits like the one above. Here, the client makes the ultimate decision on whether to settle or file suit. An injured victim has the right to seek justice by prosecuting his or her case against the safety rule violator and auto insurance company. Injuries and our health are most important and valuable, so call our office at 702.830.7070 to see how we can protect your injury rights. The above is from Gerry Spence’s Bloodthirsty Bitches and Pious Pimps of Power pages 172-176.